Downham students unlock the mystery to raise cash for Children in Need
Students at Nelson Academy in Downham put on their investigative hats for a day of Pudsey-inspired escape room fun for Children in Need on Friday.
Raising a total of £358.78 for Children in Need, the children solved a series of challenges using their maths, English and art skills.
Class teacher Jill Sekatawa said: "The children were so lovely and enthusiastic. We've heard from parents that they've never been so excited to talk about school! We're already planning a Christmas caper-style one."
Higher level teaching assistant Katrina Boyse created the puzzles which included drawing an e-fit of the culprit charged with stealing the cookies.
Jill added: "Every year we try to come up with a new scheme and it gets harder and harder. This year, with England in lockdown, I thought why not use the theme of unlocking and organise escape room-style puzzles.
"We just wanted something for the kids to get enjoyment out of and to help with mental health. The kids love puzzles so it was perfect!"