Gretton pupils turn super sleuths during event for careers week

The visitors helped with the investigation at Gretton Primary School

The visitors helped with the investigation at Gretton Primary School

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Youngsters got stuck in with an investigation launched after a mystery intruder made a ‘huge mess’ in their school.

Pupils at Gretton Primary School became super sleuths as part of an event held during careers week.

Some of the evidence from the investigation

Some of the evidence from the investigation

The youngsters had a visit from PC Walker and PC Wilson from Northants Police as well as Corby town centre director Dan Pickard who went along to talk about their careers and to provide inspiration and motivation for the Year 1 pupils.

The visitors also helped with an investigation to find out who had got into the school without permission.

PC Mark Walker from the Corby Rural safer community team (SCT) said: “As we arrived we were handed multiple reports and evidence of an intruder that they were investigating by way of a monster that had entered the classroom and made a huge mess leaving large footprints.

“We have collated all of the reports and the investigation will continue to identify the suspect.

An artist's impression of the 'suspect'

An artist's impression of the 'suspect'

“Suggestions of a large sea creature or a dragon appear to be the most likely suspect.”

The school was celebrating the value of ambition during its careers week.

Pupils had the opportunity to learn about different jobs and the skills and qualifications needed to become them.

The whole school took part in a BIG write where they applied for their dream job, with applications including to become astronauts, doctors and engineers.

Some of the evidence gathered by pupils at Gretton Primary

Some of the evidence gathered by pupils at Gretton Primary

A number of parents also took part by sharing their expertise on their careers.