A Silent Witness

On Wednesday 22nd June Year 9 participated in a Forensic Science Workshop. A serious crime had been committed in lab A4. Year 9 were asked to analyse the evidence found at the crime scene to help to identify the culprit. In full CSI mode, using their Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making skills, Year 9 analysed fingerprints, footprints, fibres found at the crime scene. Ink from a note was analysed using paper chromatography and a white residue was identified using flame tests and chemical analysis. The Art Department also assisted with some expert advice on observation and sketching skills as Year 9 took on the role of police sketch artists. The mystery was solved and a good time was had by all!