Don’t panic - CSI Stickney are on the case

Stickney Primary School setting up educational 'crime scene investigation' with the help of local community police.'PCSO Nigel Miller with year 5 pupils.
Stickney Primary School setting up educational 'crime scene investigation' with the help of local community police.'PCSO Nigel Miller with year 5 pupils.

A DEADLY toxic spill threatens to poison the environment – but fear not – CSI Stickney are on the case.

These youngsters from Stickney Primary School enjoyed taking part in a mock crime scene investigation with the help of their local police team last week.

Year five teacher Rebecca Squires organised for the activity to help to get the children interested in issues surrounding pollution and toxic waste as part of a school topic on the environment which they are learning.

She said: “We set up a special crime scene day for a very exciting opportunity to work with the community police to investigate toxic waste dumping on the school field.

“The children wore masks and gloves, donated by B&Q, and went searching for further evidence within the crime scene to help the police.”

The activity gave the children a fun and informative writing exercise as they were asked to produce written reports for the police.

Rebecca added: “The children commented on how much they enjoyed writing the reports for the police.”