Winners of Cluedunnit Kids Competition announced

Law Society of Western Australia Media Statement

The Law Society of Western Australia’s Cluedunnit Kids Competition closed on Monday, 16 May 2016. The judging panel unanimously agreed that the winners of the 2016 competition are Wanneroo Primary School. The runner up school was Donnybrook District High School, while the ambassador school award went to Halls Head Primary School.

Law Society President Elizabeth Needham said, “The Cluedunnit Kids Competition provides a fantastic opportunity for students in Year 5 and Year 6 to expand their knowledge of the law and build research, analytical and creative skills. On behalf of the Law Society, I thank all of the schools, students and teachers who took part and congratulate the competition winners.”

The Cluedunnit Kids Competition, formerly known as Clued up Kids, involves students in teams of about five investigating a fictional criminal offence with the goal of identifying the offender.

Students are given a brief that includes a police statement of facts, witness statements and forensic evidence and are encouraged to ask questions about the incident. Investigating teams submit their findings in written or electronic form.

Submissions are judged on their ability to weigh up the evidence, identify the offender and prove their case beyond reasonable doubt.

381 students from 34 schools participated in the competition in 2016. Of the 34 schools, 24 final submissions were received for judging.

The Cluedunnit Kids Competition is sponsored by Curtin University.

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For comment please contact:
Andrew MacNiven
Media and Communications Officer
(08) 9324 8634
amacniven@lawsocietywa.asn.au

Winners of Cluedunnit Kids Competition announced

The Law Society of Western Australia’s Cluedunnit Kids Competition closed on Monday, 16 May 2016. The judging panel unanimously agreed that the winners of the 2016 competition are Wanneroo Primary School. The runner up school was Donnybrook District High School, while the ambassador school award went to Halls Head Primary School.

Law Society President Elizabeth Needham said, “The Cluedunnit Kids Competition provides a fantastic opportunity for students in Year 5 and Year 6 to expand their knowledge of the law and build research, analytical and creative skills. On behalf of the Law Society, I thank all of the schools, students and teachers who took part and congratulate the competition winners.”

The Cluedunnit Kids Competition, formerly known as Clued up Kids, involves students in teams of about five investigating a fictional criminal offence with the goal of identifying the offender.

Students are given a brief that includes a police statement of facts, witness statements and forensic evidence and are encouraged to ask questions about the incident. Investigating teams submit their findings in written or electronic form.

Submissions are judged on their ability to weigh up the evidence, identify the offender and prove their case beyond reasonable doubt.

381 students from 34 schools participated in the competition in 2016. Of the 34 schools, 24 final submissions were received for judging.

The Cluedunnit Kids Competition is sponsored by Curtin University.

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For comment please contact:
Andrew MacNiven
Media and Communications Officer
(08) 9324 8634
amacniven@lawsocietywa.asn.au