Pulse Education & Business Services Limited (PulseCSI)
Pulse Education & Business Services Limited have successfully delivered our unique interactive "hands-on" - 'CSI' Forensic Science Workshops to mainstream Primary, Secondary, Independent and SEN
(Special Educational Needs) Schools nationwide and return to many of our client schools year after year. The main stay of our business is to Raise Aspirations & Attainment in Science & STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) in schools. Using 'CSI' & Forensic Science as the “HOOK", our workshop is a great introduction into 'Working Scientificually' and the Criminal Justice System at an age when it really matters, additionally, our workshop supports British Values in Schools.
Full Day CSI Forensic Science Enrichment Workshop suitable and tailored for KS2 / KS3 / KS4 / KS5 Pupils.
Pulse Education & Business Services Limited delivers a STEM centred programme designed to enthuse and engage young people, utilising the hook of Forensics and Crime Scene Investigation to generate the initial intrigue in young people who may otherwise be disengaged. The activity will take the form of a workshop for the day, which is divided into two distinct sections. The first section, usually lasting approximately 2 ½ hours and develops the skills and knowledge attributed to forensic investigation. Pupil’s learn the techniques of gathering fingerprint evidence, using the genuine forensic equipment of brushes and powders. Alongside this section, pupils are taught about the uniqueness of fingerprints and DNA, including aspects of personal heritage and identity. The first part also includes the gathering of trace evidence, looking at hair and fibres under a microscope as a part of a forensic investigation. Finally, the pupils examine footwear marks, using authentic footwear casting kits as if working on a outdoor crime scene.
The second half of the workshop sees the pupils applying their newly acquired knowledge to the investigation of a mock crime scene, all dressed up in authentic white SOCO suits, gloves, masks & overshoes. By gathering and analysing fingerprints, trace evidence and contextual information at the same time as working within a team, using communication and critical evaluation skills, they draw together the evidence to discover who the main suspect is in the case. The afternoon session is usually 2 – 2 ½ hours long, depending upon the schools individual timetable.
The delivery of this workshop actively contributes towards “Raising Aspirations and Attainment in Science + STEM” by showcasing to pupil’s real-life applications of careers, which have resulted from aspirations to higher education. Careers discussed are not only around that of Crime Scene Investigation, but also around the various areas of forensic laboratory work and other roles such as Pathologists, Entomologists, Blood Spatter Analysts and Firearms Specialists, appropriate to Secondary Students.
A workshop delivered by Pulse will exhibit the positive aspects of career pathways in STEM, introduced through the intrigue that is forensic investigation. This methodology provides pupils with an earned reward, through their hard work and endeavours not only through the skillsets of critical evaluation and ‘out of the box’thinking, but through the reinforcement of soft skills, such as communication, teamwork and listening, whereby they learn to value and process other people’s ideas. Such skills are highly sought after in higher education settings.
Pupil sessions can be delivered from a minimum of 30 to 120 pupils for a full day’s workshop, usually based on 20 Groups of 6 pupils per group, but group numbers are always tailored to the number of pupils participating in the workshop. We can also cater for Year Groups, if required.