Andrew Petty, Managing Director, ComputerXplorers Cotswolds said: “I’m delighted that PCSO Morgan is coming to our Crime Scene Investigation class. The pupils are looking forward to asking questions and it will add a realistic dimension to the session.”
ComputerXplorers is a new concept in computer assisted learning for 3-13 year olds in the Cotswolds. They help children to master technological skills at an early age and increase their e-confidence and competence, giving students a great head start to their education. Lessons are held in nurseries, pre-school settings, schools, after school clubs and holiday camps.
ComputerXplorers started running the CSI classes at the school in April and they have proven to be very popular with the children, aged between 9-11, who learn how to examine finger-prints and hair samples, use digital microscopes and work the field scene.
Nick Hadley, the schools ICT Coordinator said: "ComputerXplorers sessions are so interactive and fun that the children are thoroughly absorbed. The children's ICT skills are really benefiting from the excitement generated by these unique classes."
On Wednesday 13 May the class is focusing on Dental Forensics and Forensic Anthropology, where students will study teeth and dental impressions and find out how they are used to help solve crimes. Each student will make an impression of their teeth on a polystyrene plate, then some will bite into an apple, and the students will have to work out which teeth marks belong to whom!
Through anthropology the students will learn that from the size of someone’s foot, or more often skeleton bones, they can determine fairly accurately the height of that person. Teeth and bones are great clues when solving crimes!