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Bromley students create escape room in school

PUBLISHED: 11:00 24 May 2018 | UPDATED: 12:17 24 May 2018

The staff team from the school Picture: Cobham Hall School

The staff team from the school Picture: Cobham Hall School

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Bromley twins from Cobham Hall Independent School have created their very own escape room in the school’s dungeon, which was described by a member of staff as “the best I’ve done.”

School leadership team after taking part in the escape room. Picture: Cobham Hall SchoolSchool leadership team after taking part in the escape room. Picture: Cobham Hall School

The school, located in Brewers Road, Cobham, encourages its students to be imaginative, and this skill was put into practice when three Sixth formers used the school’s historic buildings as the setting for a fun school project.

Escape rooms have been growing in popularity around the country, and having completed on elast year and been awed by the ingenuit and overall experience, student Catherine Broadhurst felt it would be an ideal shcool project.

Catherine, along with Bickle-based twins Lana and Jana Bakr, made up the team who crated the room.

Escape room organisers Lana and Jane Bakr and Catherine Broadhurst. Picture: Cobham Hall SchoolEscape room organisers Lana and Jane Bakr and Catherine Broadhurst. Picture: Cobham Hall School

The girls spent months planning the game, gauging opinions from staff and student and developing a believable story online - the murder of the Prime Minister’s daughter by a Mafia boss.

They also created props - crafting love letters, bank statements and bills before they finally decorated a room in the dungeon as an office.

Several teams of students and staff, including the school’s Senior Leadership Team, booked a slot to take part in the challenge.

The fastest team was three Year 13 girls, who completed it in an impressive 15 minutes.

The fastest team, three sixth formers. Picture: Cobham Hall SchoolThe fastest team, three sixth formers. Picture: Cobham Hall School

After completing the room, teacher Katherine Lambert said: “I have done three professional escape rooms, and this was by far the best.

“I know the girls have put months of preparation into it and they have done such a good job.

“It also is the best project I’ve seen in the time I have been at Cobham Hall.”

Reflecting afterwards, the girls said: “After every session, we felt so fulfilled and proud.

“The responses we received truly made the experience worthwhile and deserving of its challenges.

“This project allowed us to try something we’ve never done before, and all the skills, experiences and memories we gained contributed to its success.

“The students and staff loved it and it was wonderful to give the members of our school a unique experience.”

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