St Martin’s School pupils in Northwood investigate murder mystery

Northwood pupils investigate murder mystery

Northwood pupils investigate murder mystery

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

Pupils had to solve a murder mystery at a Northwood school last Friday.

Students at St Martin’s School, in Moor Park Road, turned detectives and interviewed murder suspects in an exercise organised by the school’s English department.

Staff dressed up as suspects, with roles including a gardener, butler and a lord and lady.

Year 8 pupil Stefan Dezyk said: "I walked into my English room with my class, not knowing what would happen next. There was some typed out background information on my desk with all the information we needed to solve the mystery at Snidestone Manor.

"We discussed the day and I could not wait. We looked at each of the accounts and tried to distinguish the factual information from speculation.

"The next day we went through a slide show and looked at each room in the manor and tried to describe them as much as possible to create an eerie atmosphere. We then went through each character looking for questions to ask them."

The whole school participated in the exercise, which was designed to help pupils with their questioning and English skills.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree