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Year 9 Forensic Scientists Solve The Crime Scene Challenge

17 Jun

What a finale we had to the Forensic Science Club on Thursday 16 June when Year 9 completed their final Crime Scene Challenge.

Over the course of the Trinity term, our Year 9 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 handwriting analysis.

Yesterday they took part in their final Crime Scene Challenge. After an unexpected break in, Year 9 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 9 were more than up for the challenge.

Science Teacher, Sam Curtis, was impressed by them all, 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.”

Well done to all the super-sleuthing scientists who took part!