Following the clues

Pupils Fatimah Barber (front), Ibraheem Yousaf, Fayzan Hussain and Umaymah Shah checking the crime scene during a science day at Carlton Junior and Infant School. (d25051101)
Pupils Fatimah Barber (front), Ibraheem Yousaf, Fayzan Hussain and Umaymah Shah checking the crime scene during a science day at Carlton Junior and Infant School. (d25051101)

FOOTPRINTS in flower beds, mystery powders and even a body were discovered by schoolchildren during a science day with a difference.

Carlton Junior and Infant School pupils were challenged to put their science skills to the test with tasks inspired by the TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Science co-ordinator Natalie Kenyan said: “I wanted to raise the profile of science in school and the children to understand science can be used in every day life.”

The day culminated with a courtroom drama when the pupils made their case against one of five suspects before a judge.