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Pupils become CSIs in forensic science club
INQUISITIVE pupils are turning into detectives to discover how to catch criminals.
Students at SS Peter & Paul Catholic College have learnt how to take fingerprints, preserve footprints and analyse blood splatter patterns.
They can decipher ink used to write a ransom note using microscopy and chromatography.
They have developed their new skills at an after school forensic science club.
Senior science technician Eileen Edwards, who runs the club with behaviour manager, Steve Marston, said: “The students are trained to become crime scene investigators.
“They are given hands-on experience and taught the importance of working as a team and as individuals.”
They learnt how to recover footprints and analyse fibres under a microscope at their latest session.
Mrs Edwards added: “The club has been specifically designed to broaden skills, enhance expertise and increase students’ confidence.
“It has proved extremely popular. We now run the club every six weeks.”
Pupils have described it as ‘the best club ever’ and say it has brought science to life.