Pupils from the Sacred Heart School
in Redcar are working with various schools and departments of the University of Teesside on a new project called the Forensic Challenge. The idea builds on the “Community Challenge” which began life as an online pub quiz. In the first ever online pubquiz Timms Coffee House in Skinningrove beat the Black Bull in Trimdon who were sporting Prime Minister Tony Blair as a member of their team. Archives of the Community Challenge here.
Later using software developed by Dave Eagle of the Univerity of Teesside’s School of Computing and working in partnership with BECTA (British Educational Communications Technologies Agency) various other challenges took place. These included a Euro-Challenge and a 52 team “Challenge the Nation” right across the UK.
Now the Sacred Heart pupils are bringing this right up to date by making the content of an online quiz a Crime Scene Investigation. The components of this challenge will include, images, video footage, interrogations and geographial information through satelite images and googlemaps.