Thursday 17th October 2019


SPARKS pupils enjoyed a busy start to the new term when they were invited to become Investigating Officers to work with the forensic evidence found at a crime scene to help solve 'The case of the Silver Statue'. This all took place on in on the 9th of October in the Learning Lighthouse...

Pupils enjoyed a carefully constructed range of highly motivating activities which allowed them to travel through a fantastic journey of forensic discovery.

Using many skills in a fun, structured way, pupils solved an array of problems:

  • Digital microscopes For analysis of forensic samples e.g. hair, fibres, fingerprints, shoe prints and blood samples from the scene of the crime
  • Mapping MapInfo Pro, digital mapping software for detailed environmental data collection
  • Interactive Mapping Table to collect local geographical information and distance measurement
  • Multimedia video,sound clips and photographic evidence analysis

You will be pleased to know that SPARKS pupils made easy work of all the tasks they faced, through investigative skills, determination and team work, the evidence was collected and the culprit was brought to justice!

What a wonderful morning we all had! A special thank you to Mrs Morgan who came as a parent helper. Mrs Morgan said she`d had a lovely time, learning lots of new skills.

If your child attends SPARKS and you would be interested in attending any future sessions or events please contact Mrs Wood or Mrs Martin in the Inclusion office.