YEAR 6 CRIME AND PUNISHMENT WORKSHOP
On Monday 9th October 2017, Year 6 had a visit from an ex-police officer called Mr Parkinson. Mr Parkinson described the characteristics needed to become a successful police officer and how English, Maths and Science played a huge part in the role. Year 6 learnt about the process that happens after a crime is committed and how, if the defendant ends up in court, the jury decide whether or not the person is guilty and not the judge. In a mock crime scene, Year 6 had to find four types of clues and work out how these could aid the police in making an arrest. One of the types of clues was DNA which Year 6, in their partners, learnt how to take by swabbing the inside of each other's cheeks. Mr Parkinson explained that there is a 1 in over a billion chance that someone else would have the same DNA as you other than identical twins and even though the DNA of the twins would be identical, they wouldn't have the same fingerprints. This led onto the final activity which was showing Year 6 how to take their own fingerprints. Once the fingerprints had been taken, Year 6 could identify and analyse whether they had prints such as whorls or simple loops. Some children noticed that they have more uncommon prints such as arches and double loops .