Chard students solve a 'murder mystery'
PUBLISHED: 15:02 05 January 2018
Holyrood Academy's young scientists learn to use forensic techiques
Sixty students at Holyrood Academy turned detectives when they learnt about forensic techniques during a visit by a team from Bournemouth University.
The Year 9 students were introduced to A Level and university-standard activities including blood splatter evidence, DNA extraction, footprint analysis and chemical separation techniques before using their new found skills to try and solve a ‘murder’.
Several groups successfully identified the killer after examining all of the forensic evidence.
Becky Smith, the science teacher at Holyrood Academy said: “I was incredibly impressed with our Year 9 students.
“They were polite and thoughtful and approached some very difficult science with enthusiasm.
“This type of workshop introduces our students to further education and I hope it has given these 60 able students an opportunity to consider their future options.”