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Year 7 Forensic Scientists Solve The Crime Scene Challenge

01 Jul

What a finale we had to the Forensic Science Club after school on Tuesday 27 June.

Over the course of the Trinity term, our Year 7 Princethorpe Police Department trainees have been busy learning all about different Forensic Science techniques, from fingerprinting and blood splatter analysis to footprint evidence and soil samples, as well as how to process a crime scene and hand writing analysis.

Last Tuesday they took part in their final Crime Scene Challenge. After an unexpected break in, Year 7 were called upon to investigate, reviewing witness statements, examining the crime scenes and collecting and analysing evidence. The pupils quickly donned their protective clothing and started to search for evidence. There was plenty to find, as the careless intruders had left many, many clues – there was even a body in the cellars! It was a deadly mystery but Year 7 were more than up for the challenge.

Acting Head of Science, Faye Roberts, was impressed and commented, “All Princethorpe’s trainee forensic scientists passed their assessment with flying colours, piecing together the evidence to recover the stolen diamonds. They certainly weren’t fooled by the double crossing going on between all the suspects.”

A huge well done to all the super-sleuthing scientists who took part!