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? 

Only available in person. 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? 

Only available in person. Highly interactive. Suitable for years 5, 6 and 7


Workshops run for approximately 60 minutes and are charged at £150 (plus travel for groups located further than 30 miles from Swindon).
The Schools Package is priced at £400 per day and can include up to 3 workshops and an assembly. Ttravel costs apply as above.
(Please get in touch if you would like an online option for the forensics workshop,)


Here are a few of the things people have said about the Dinky Amigos Workshops.

The children loved it! Year 4 were quite excitable, she handled them in a calm manner. All children were engaged, resources were plentiful allowing all to be involved. Explanations were clear.

Mrs Patrick, Year 4 Teacher,  Birmingham

A great practical workshop, all children engaged throughout. Huge range of information, well-delivered in accessible language and visual support. Built well on the bits we have started in class (but obviously better - expert subject knowledge on the subject = more depth) Highly Recommend.

Mrs McGinn, Year 6 Teacher,  Swindon

Whole school assembly. Children were fascinated from Reception to Year 6. Juniors forensics workshops were excellent - children engaged and focused. We all learnt so much. Thank you.

Mrs Sharp, KS2 Science Coordinator,  London

This is the best day of my life. I've never met a real scientist before.

Isabelle, Year 3 Pupil,  Swindon

Now I know how it works

Lucas, Year 4 Pupil,  Devizes

I really enjoyed learning about DNA because I learnt lots of new information. I found the workshop very interesting because I learnt what the investigators do to figure out the criminal’s true identity. The workshop included activities like going through the suspects to see who committed the crime using DNA.

Becky, Year 5 Pupil,  Swindon


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