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Brampton Primary School youngsters turn detective for the day

Posted on 4th April 2017
Holmebrook Brampton Primary School detective day- Apr 17

Youngsters in Brampton have enjoyed taking on the role of detective after helping police identify a thief at their school.

Officers from the Holmebrook and Rother Safer Neighbourhood Team visited pupils at Brampton Primary School as part of their forensic science afternoon on Wednesday, March 22.

PCSOs Zoe Blount and Scott Wilson worked with the pupils in Mrs Colley’s Year Five class to investigate an incident their teacher had set up earlier that day.

The class were told that someone had stolen some special jewellery from the classroom during lunch time, and that the thief had left behind a series of clues.

They then had to work in groups to search for vital evidence to help them to detect the offender, which included footprints and fingerprints, a strand of hair, and handwriting.

The youngsters then matched their findings to that of the suspects, all of which were members of staff at the school.

PCSO Zoe Blount said: “The children put real effort into their forensic science afternoon and did an amazing job in tracking down the thief.

“It was a pleasure to be able to work with the youngsters and help them solve the clues. We were also able to answer the many questions they had about the police and helped them to have a go at taking their own fingerprints for bookmarks which they could keep.”

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