Experiential Learning

Learn from Luke Taylor, former Detective and now an HSC English teacher with a Masters of Writing as he immerses you into the world of experiential learning with authentic crime scene analysis. Adaptable for all learning, all ages, Year 7 to HSC, Professional Development and Corporate Communication and Team Building. Crime Story have you in their sights.

In the media

Watch Crime Story in action on Channel Nine’s Today show
Watch Crime Story in action on Channel 10

Listen to Luke as a guest on
The Michael Brian Show podcast

Apple Podcast

Listen to Luke as a guest on
Sasha Talks podcast



“The immersive and fun nature of the Crime Story workshop I attended allowed for a better, more engaging way of learning integral yet transferable skills that will aid in my studies at university. Through the critical appraisal of literary techniques, such as lexical chaining, the Crime Story workshop positively aided my performance in the HSC, as my individual skills were supported and guided to produce increasingly advanced literary pieces. As the workshop was exceedingly interactive, it presented a more comfortable and successful teaching experience beyond school classrooms. With heightened value on each student, Crime Story workshops build confidence in literary abilities, pushing boundaries of individuals’ achievements.”

Sophie O
“The Crime Story workshops, using practical activities, helped me gain confidence and understanding in structuring my Mod C response for the HSC. Additionally, it provided clear pathways for how to enhance my creative writing through the exploration of authentic dialogue and dynamic imagery. Thank you so much for your dedication in your students Luke!”
Claire M

“Explosive fusion of passion and resilience to encourage and empower so many, both today and ahead. A must see to gain insight into soft and transferable skills, how to best communicate your story… and the fun process of having a go- being in life!”


“Your staff were able to assist and guide their ‘thinking’, allowing for contextual understanding and creativity. If they could not quite verbalise what they wanted, the visuals were the back-up.

I liked the use of phones for taking evidence photos for future reference. Those students that have an addiction to their phone declared they could then use it any time of the day – no, this is not how the process works was my reminder!

Loved the time schedules. It prompted me to forge ahead with this again in my classes as it had gone by the wayside a bit. So important for students (and ours!) time management as there are quite a few that benefit from this on-task directive. I appreciate the reminders and prompts of effective class management.”

Cassie M., Teacher, Kempsey Adventist School

“What was phenomenal is the morphing of real-life experiences with creativity. This inspires me and has the potential to create endless scenarios, simply from lived experiences appropriate for whichever student dynamics you are working with.

Language use was excellent, as were the handouts. This is something I am continuously embedding in my lessons to stay proactive with terminology and language for both myself and the kids. Do they respond positively? Well something has to be a work in progress 🙂

I’m excited to follow your journey and look forward to seeing you both again. I am in the process of embedding their post ‘Crime Story’ creative writing task (Yr10) into class time once we have completed our movie (Freedom Writers) this week.”

Cassie M., Continued

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