Examining finger-prints and hair samples, using digital microscopes and working the field scene are all part of the Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) lessons run by ComputerXplorers at schools in Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.
Students learn how to use different forensic skills to solve crimes; processing hair, powder and bite-mark specimens, taking finger-prints, examining shoe prints and using digital microscopes to draw conclusions based on scientific fact. Pupils learn to develop their maths and science skills whilst learning all about the exciting field of criminal science.
ComputerXplorers is a new concept in computer assisted learning for 3-13 year olds in the Cotswolds. Mastering technology skills at an early age increases children’s e-confidence and competence, and gives them a great head start to their education. ComputerXplorers run classes that are fun and inspirational, and designed to enhance the learning skills of children of different ages and abilities. The classes are held in nurseries, pre-school settings, schools, after school clubs and holiday camps.
Younger children can develop their confidence and build their academic readiness skills in core areas such as literacy, maths, science, music and art. Older children can improve their computer and software skills, and learn some exciting new computer-based subjects like clay animation, movie-making, robotics and how to design their own video games.
Mrs Lynn Barnes, Head Teacher of Middle Barton School, Banbury, Oxfordshire said: “The feedback from teachers is really positive and the children are improving their ICT, maths and problem solving skills at the same time.”
Nicola Petty, owner of ComputerXplorers in the Cotswolds said: “The classes really reach out to children because they are genuinely interested in the subject. They are having so much fun that they don’t even realise they are learning new skills and developing their confidence in ICT.”
For more information visit www.computerxplorers.co.uk
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