A review of our CSI day.
On 2nd December we all became investigators. We had to solve the mystery of the burglary at the music shop. First, we had to put on our CSI suit (it was like a onesie but not as cosy). We had to learn how to take fingerprints – it was definitely a dirty job but it was a lot of fun. After a quick break with our new friends, we learned all about finding evidence at a crime scene. Each group had a crime scene to observe; we drew diagrams to check the area was safe and record where the evidence might be. After learning how to lift fingerprints and footprints off items like CDs, DVDs, floor tiles, empty cans and money boxes we were ready to solve the crime. But you can’t think on an empty stomach so after a quick lunch and a mad runaround we were ready to investigate and catch the culprit. Before entering the scene, we had to keep ourselves safe so we donned our face masks, overshoes and gloves before setting to work with our magic powders, brushes and magnetic wands to retrieve the evidence. Once we had collected the evidence we learned about loops, arches and whorls so we could match (analyse) our collected fingerprints to the suspects. Most of us identified George Wilkinson as the likely culprit but some thought it was Kenneth Jones so we looked at the footprint evidence and studied the wear on the footprints and proved it was definitely George Wilkinson.
MW – I enjoyed everything.
W – I liked using the special powder and everything else was fun as well.
MH – It was the best school day so far this year…
H – I liked lifting footprints because I could use the magnetic wand.
J – I liked when we could enter the crime scene because we had to search for the evidence.
T – I liked taking fingerprints because we got all messy and I like getting messy.
Mrs E - It was great to see a group of 30 boys so focused on listening carefully, throwing themselves into the activities and then being so excited about receiving their books.
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