(Above) Key stage two classes in Suffolk will enjoy the cross-curricular programme, Michael's Mystery, at Ipswich Transport Museum. Courtesy Ipswich Transport Museum
Children are morphing into detectives to solve a bank robbery in a whodunit challenge at Ipswich Transport Museum as part of a new key stage two, cross-curricular, education programme aimed at sharpening young minds.
The fledgling investigators have to unravel a series of crimes in Michael's Mystery, revealed by a time capsule buried locally in the 1950s and a confession note left on an archaic bus by an anonymous swag stealer.
The brainchild of local teachers, Learning Officers and consultants from Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service, the adventure gives young visitors the chance to handle objects and enjoy inside views of the Museum and teamwork activities.
It takes advantage of the popular existing display at the Suffolk centre, which houses one of the largest collections of transport exhibits in Britain.
The first ten schools to book on the Michael's Mystery programme and that are within a ten mile radius of Ipswich Transport Museum, will get free vintage bus travel to and from the venue.
A special Michael's Mystery CD resource is available from Ipswich Transport Museum - please telephone 01473 715666 and ask for Tony King.