Cracking crime in the classroom

Pupils from Abbey Junior School, Vicar Lane, took part in a a forensics science day
Pupils from Abbey Junior School, Vicar Lane, took part in a a forensics science day

PUPILS at a Daventry school were confronted with a crime scene on Monday.

Children in Year Five at the Abbey Junior School returned to their classroom on Monday to find evidence for a series of crimes – but it was all part of their topic on detectives.

Teacher Belinda Walton said: “When the children came in there was the outline of a body on the floor and staff were ready in our forensic suits – we had CSI Daventry in the school.

“They had evidence of things like fraud and a kidnapped dog to analyse and to try and match the suspect to the crime.

“They learnt about things like chemical spectroscopy and, fingerprints as well as handwriting analysis.

“The children really liked it and they’ve been going around the school using the skills they’ve learnt looking at all sorts of things!”