National Curriculum Links

In addition to learning about DNA and the foundation of evolution, the upper stage forensics workshop also exposes children to the application of electricity and the science of light.

"Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye."

"Explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes."

The Great Malteser Heist

The G20 Fruit Summit has just taken place. Twenty  types of fruit at a very important meeting in the school building.  Just as important was the lovely box of chocolates to be shared with the class. But it has gone! Can we identify the fruit thief using photographic  and DNA evidence to solve the crime? 

Highly interactive. Suitable for years 2, 3 and 4

The Great Malteser Heist

The lovely box of chocolates intended for everybody has been emptied. Every member of the entire class is a suspect. Can we use fingerprint and DNA evidence to identify our thief or eliminate everyone from our enquiries? 

Highly interactive. Suitable for years 5, 6 and 7


Workshops run for 60 minutes and are charged at £100 (plus travel at £1 per mile for groups located further than 30 miles from Swindon). The Schools Package is priced at £350 per day and can include up to 4 workshops and an assembly.