From the Lynn News, 1/4/14

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Budding criminologists got a taste of CSI in their own school during the first science workshop of its kind in Lynn.

Forensic lecturers from the University of Lincoln visited the town’s Howard Junior School to stage a Crime Scene Investigation last month.

Headteacher Greg Hill said the event came just days after a medieval skeleton was discovered by workers installing new gas mains in Saturday Market Place, and really fired up the pupils’ imaginations.

During the workshop, pupils discovered their own skeleton hidden in the school hall and worked out the person’s sex, age and how they had died.

Around 24 pupils in years three to six, aged seven to 11, took part in the event, which was primarily aimed at girls.

Mr Hill said: “We wanted to encourage and inspire pupils to think about a future in science, especially girls as there is a national shortage taking it up as a career.” Forensic lecturers Dr Nicola Crewe and Dr Alan Goddard, from the University of Lincoln, are pictured during the forensic science workshop with pupils.