Monday, 23 September 2019

CSI: The Heights Primary School

CSI: The Heights Primary School

CHILDREN at the Heights Primary School in Caversham became crime scene investigators.

Hayley Scott, of the Forensic Experience, ran a course at the school covering DNA, bone identification, soil excavation and dusting for fingerprints.

The children were able to take their own fingerprints and learn about tool and shoe mark comparisons. They also had to take a buccal swab of their own DNA from their mouths.

Mrs Scott, 41, who worked for 13 years as a crime scene examiner for the Metropolitan Police, said: “The course is to give them some kind of understanding about forensic science and the life of a CSI. A couple at the after-school club say they want to be policemen and one said they want to be a CSI.”

Mrs Scott, who lives in Caversham and whose son Oliver, eight, attends the Hill Primary School in Caversham, started her business in July. She said: “My son said ‘why can’t you have a business that my friends can come to?’”

She began by giving a talk about her career to her son’s cub group and now offers corporate team-building days and events for families.

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