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Youngsters chance to test detective skills in summer contest
YOUNGSTERS in Dorchester can test their detective skills in a summer competition.
The Dorchester BID (Business Improvement District) is running a Super Sleuth contest for kids.
The initiative comes after the successful Flags of the World competition ran by the BID in conjuction with Dorchester Town Council and the Chamber of Commerce last summer.
Children will be able to pick up a mission report from the Dorchester Tourist Information Centre or Dorchester Town Council offices in North Square and the full set of photo clues will also be available to download from the BID website at dorchesterdorset.com Then, in a test of their detection and observation skills, they will have to track down the secret locations of shops and businesses from a photograph showing an iconic part of the building or visual clue. When they have identified the location they can ask for a sticker inside that they can add to their collection in a bid to build up a full set.
The competition will be split into two age groups, ten and under and eleven years and over (up to 16) with £70 of vouchers to spend in Dorchester up for grabs for the winner of each category, £40 for second and £20 for third.
Children will be able to tweet @DorchesterBID or @Dorchdude to ask for cryptic clues to help with some of the harder to find locations and are being encouraged to use social media to share their own clues with friends.
Project director for the Dorchester BID, Phil Gordon, said the summer competition had received great feedback from children and their families last tear and hoped this year’s edition creates similar interest.
He said: “I can’t wait to get started again.”
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