Young detectives at Greenbank Preparatory School solved a whodunit for World Book Day as they celebrated the mystery suspense novel.
Miss Marple, Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot and even Agatha Christie herself roamed the corridors in search of the criminal who stole the golden pen.
Children were given three different scenarios from which they had to fathom, whodunit, howdunit and whydunit in a morning dedicated to the dark arts of the crime caper.
Senior Teacher at the independent prep in Cheadle Hulme Jacqueline Reeder said: “They were totally engaged and absorbed, reading carefully, solving the problems and writing up their own findings.”
Polly Briggs, 8, said: “My friend Gigi and I share our books, but we’ll have to keep the endings secret from now on.”
Pictured from left to right with Year Three teacher Neil Delaney as Hercule Poirot are Gigi Switzer as Miss Marple, Polly Briggs as Agatha Christie, Huzaifa Farooq as Sherlock Holmes and Amelia Marsh as Nancy Drew.