Our Science Department dropped into Henry Chadwick Primary School to work on a CSI investigation designed to develop the top police detectives of the 2030s.

The project saw the analysis of hair samples, fingerprints and other evidence to try and work out who put the Headteacher’s keys into the jelly mould.

The suspects of George, Harold and Melvin were critically assessed before conclusions were drawn and a wider range of scientific techniques were used to draw out the facts.

Simon Awbery, a lead member of the Science Department, said: “It was a fun day which also embraced some important science skills so the children got a lot out of the experience. The groups were excellent throughout the day and we really enjoyed meeting the minds which will arrive at The Friary in years to come.”

Matt Allman, Headteacher, added: “Working to develop skills is an important aspect of our planned multi-schools trust so this partnership work with Henry Chadwick very much set the tone on where we as a school are heading. The children were fantastic, there has been some great feedback, and we are looking forward to working with them again soon.”