FUN FOR­MULA: Science helps pupils to turn de­tec­tive

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - REMEMBER WHEN? -

FIN­GER­PRINTS and dirty shoes helped pupils cap­ture crim­i­nals. Young­sters from Ash­ford School and four Can­ter­bury schools, tack­led the chal­lenges set by the Sal­ters’ In­sti­tute, at its an­nual fes­ti­val of chem­istry hosted by Kent Univer­sity. Lec­turer Dr Ste­fano Bi­agini said: “This was a taster for th­ese young­sters. One chal­lenge was about us­ing their chem­istry skills to solve a case us­ing residue found from a dirty shoe. The other saw stu­dents use their foren­sic skills to dust for fin­ger­prints and find two sus­pects. “Chem­istry num­bers im­proved at A-level last year and we hope it will be the same this year.”

Pic­ture: Barry Good­win pd1193280

Girls from Ash­ford School tak­ing part in a foren­sic ex­per­i­ment at the fes­ti­val of chem­istry

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