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CSI team clues up science pupils

LEARNING ... Epinay School pupils explore a crime scene while taking part in a forensic workshop.

LEARNING ... Epinay School pupils explore a crime scene while taking part in a forensic workshop.

IT was a case of CSI: Epinay as super sleuths at a South Tyneside school got to experience some hands-on crime solving.

Epinay Business and Enterprise School in Jarrow invited crime scene investigators in for National Science and Engineering Week.

Over half the school, which caters for five to 16-year-olds with a wide range of special needs, took part in the activity, funded by the British Science Association and delivered by the TDR Trust.

Pupils took on the role of forensic scientists in order to analyse the evidence collected from a crime scene on the school grounds.

Using actual investigation tools and resources, they carried out tests and examinations to help solve the mystery.

Head of science, Graham Martin, said: “This is the second year we have celebrated this national week within the school curriculum. The funding has enabled pupils to access science in a fun and unusual way and will enrich learning within the classroom.”

The British Science Association, which runs National Science and Engineering Week, seeks to provide “inspiring opportunities to get everyone taking part in, talking about and celebrating science and engineering”. The theme was invention and discovery.

The TDR Trust’s charitable objectives are to promote science, technology, engineering and manufacturing (STEM) careers throughout the region and showcase a variety of STEM-related jobs through school visits.

 

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