Wanneroo Primary students crack the case in Cluedunnit comp


Young ‘detectives’: Students Hekmat Suliman, Ariana Elder, Jessie Counsel, Kayley Phillips and Cameron Bowers.
Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d455602
Young ‘detectives’: Students Hekmat Suliman, Ariana Elder, Jessie Counsel, Kayley Phillips and Cameron Bowers. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d455602

A GROUP of budding investigators from Wanneroo have won a State competition for their detective work.

Five Year 6 students from Wanneroo Primary School took out the Law Society of WA’s Cluedunnit Kids Competition, where they had to investigate a fictional graffiti offence and identify the perpetrator.

Teacher Liza Edwards said it was a fun and educational experience for the students.

“They learnt about the processes of the law and how police go about collecting all the evidence and how they (prove) it was a particular person,” she said.

“Students also looked at punishment for graffiti crime and said it was too lenient to be a deterrent.

“The kids didn’t think it was very fair; they thought the offender should have to be cleaning it up.”

Mrs Edwards said students Hekmat Suliman, Ariana Elder, Jessie Counsel, Kayley Phillips and Cameron Bowers were “thrilled” to have won and it sparked their interest in prospective jobs.

“You can tell them about the law, but once they learn how investigations work and all the different processes it opens them up to think about future careers,” she said.

“It was a fantastic competition for students to learn about the law.”