Saffron Walden County High School becomes crime scene – in the name of scientific fun
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Saffron Walden County High School has been turned into a crime scene over half-term as youngsters learn about forensic science.
Fortunately no offences have been committed at the school, as it is hosting CSI Walden for the week.
Students, in full bodysuits, masks, goggles and gloves, have to solve crimes based on real evidence, ranging from fingerprints to DNA from hair strands and chemical analysis.
After learning various techniques, they solve who-dunnit crimes using the clues studied during the day, including ‘The case of the Hacked High-Tech Lab’ and ‘The case of the Burglarised Tottenham Hotspurs football fan’.
Children can go home with prizes collected during the day.
Monday featured fingerprinting.
Organiser Caitriona McKnight said: “It was brilliant to see students so excited about science, with no idea how much they were learning.
“Parents were yet again very complimentary about the day, many asking when the next event might take place.
“I’m on the case now, looking at Christmas holidays 2017.”
For more information about future events visit www.cambridgephysicstuition.co.uk