Forensic Science Day (Ch5-Ch8)

In preparation for Science week, pupils ranging from Ch5 to Ch8 had the opportunity to take part in a superb Forensic Science challenge day. Pupils were taught about finger print identification, footprint impression analysis and DNA technology, as well as learning about the careful collection and analysis of other forms of evidence, including fibres and hair.

The pupils were presented with a crime science (where an unknown individual had broken into a school safe). The children were then tasked to work collaboratively to investigate to try to crack the case. Finally, they had to present their conclusions, backed up with evidence, in a court of Law, presided over by a judge. It was a superb event, linking beautiful to an understanding of careers in STEM, the police and Forensic Science. Our thanks to Mrs Doran for organising the event, and to the Wilton Trust.