Students from Carter Community School teamed up with Bournemouth University on Monday (11th December) to help solve the riddle of who killed Rudolph.
Now in its third year, the seasonal murder mystery saw the Hamworthy school’s amateur sleuths turn to forensics to help track down the famous reindeer’s killer.
In a special workshop led by the University’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Outreach team, a group of 28 Year 9 students took part in a variety of science based activities designed to help them solve the crime, with prizes given to the teams that caught the killer.
In addition to the murder mystery, the budding crimefighters are also being given the opportunity later in the academic year to take part in an ongoing science research project run by the University, focusing on ancient fossil footprints.
Commented Carter Community School Principal Sam Davidson:
"The ‘Who killed Rudolph’ exercise is a great opportunity for our students to develop their science practical skills, as well as finding out more about university life and potential career opportunities in and around STEM.”