Science week gets forensic

Ripley Mill hill school science day. Lewis Spicer, Gemma Strange and Jess Rawson at the crime scene
Ripley Mill hill school science day. Lewis Spicer, Gemma Strange and Jess Rawson at the crime scene

INQUISITIVE pupils at Mill Hill School, Ripley, investigate a mocked-up crime scene as part of National Science Week activities.

This year, the youngsters at the school, on Peasehill, got to grips with everything from dissecting a rat to building a catapult during the week.

As part of the activities the students shown here had the chance to put their investigating skills to the test and try to solve a fictional murder with the help of forensic techniques.

Budding scientists used finger printing, blood typing, splatter analysis and even urine testing in finding the crime’s culprit.

Science teacher Alex Firth, who organised the week of events said: “It’s so great that so many students are enthusiastic about science at Mill Hill.

“These activities are a fantastic way of providing fun and exciting opportunities for students to explore science further.”

Year 7 pupil, Jess Rawson, who went to the crime scene investigation activity said: “It felt like it was a real crime scene and I enjoyed the blood testing activity.”