On Friday the 27th January, fifteen of our Year 8 and 9 pupils became forensic detectives for an afternoon. They are taking part in a competition organised by 3M and Loughborough University. The participating pupils visited the University’s Crime Scene and Forensic Laboratory for four hours to investigate a crime scenario. Pupils had the opportunity to put on gowns and gloves, carry out forensic observations, conducted basic sample analysis and collected further samples and specimens for analysis at school.
The scenario was based on the aftermath of a road traffic collision. The three Ivanhoe teams have to work as a team to establish the cause of the accident. During the visit, the first hour involved examination, collecting evidence and taking photographs of the crime scene. Pupils then spent the rest of the time in the Forensic Laboratories, where they took part in and observed spectroscopy and fingerprint analysis.
Pupils will now consider their evidence and will develop a short crime scene report, lab analysis and poster, and present their conclusion drawn from their investigations to a panel of University judges, to help develop confidence and presentation skills. Furthermore, all pupils participating will be entered for a British Science Association CREST Bronze Award. Well done to all the pupils for the excellent way they approached the task and good luck in the competition.
Well done to all the students who took part.
|Harry Hoult||Joe Wilson||Millie Kenny|
|Olivia Godsell||Katherine Brookes||Jack Roe|
|Shannon Hunt||Leah Ibbs||Matthew Denman|
|Sophie Starsmore||Mhairi McGrath||Zara Platts|
|Keira Pagett||Alice Hall||Amelia Bithell|
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