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Pulse CSI – CSI workshops for primary schools

Key StagesKS2 (Primary)
Special SchoolsYes
Public LiabilityLess than 5,000,000
Enhanced DBSYes
FeesFrom £595 to £1950
Administration Service Administered by the provider

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The Transition from Primary to Secondary School

The national curriculum (2013) calls for a ‘secure understanding’ of knowledge and concepts of science, stating that ‘insecure [and] superficial understanding’ will hinder progression, specifically identifying ‘key points of transition (between primary and secondary school)’ as a time of high risk. Pulse CSI has identified this risk and has noticed a high demand for workshop services between the transitional period of key stage 2 to key stage 3. All schools who engage with the workshops report a significant increase within pupil attainment for scientific subjects. Pulse CSI workshops actively provide an interactive baseline for students to progress into the levels of scientific enquiry expected in key stage 3 studies.

KS2 (Full Day) Forensic Science Workshop

Days Format | Morning Session

During the morning session all students willfully engaged in practical, ‘hands-on’ activities, these will include learning about the processes and applications used at a Crime Scene including, Fingerprinting using Magnetic Powder and Black Ink.  Additionally, the students will be analysing Footwear and Hair and Fibre. The last part of this session is looking at the collection and preservation of evidence at a Crime Scene and the importance of evidence retrieval and the significant part it plays in a court of law, giving the pupils an insight into the Criminal Justice System. 

Days Format | Afternoon Session

During the afternoon session, all pupils will don a White SOCO (Scene of Crime Officer) suit, gloves, mask and overshoes and then they will be required to apply their newly acquired skill-set learnt from the morning session to their group Crime Scenes and investigate and report their findings with the help of Suspect Profiles and all the authentic forensic resources used in the morning session.  The afternoon session helps promote team building, problem-solving and encourages your pupils to equally, work independently.  Our CSI Workshops are guaranteed to Inspire, Motivate, Engage and completely keep your students on task!    

Generic Timetable

(All timings can be tailored to your individual school’s timetable)

9.15       –      9.30                   Optional CEOP “e-Safety” IT Session

9.30       –     10.30                  Forensic Science “hands-on” activities and introduction to Crime Scene Investigation

10.45     –     11.00                  Morning Break 

11.00     –     12.30                  Continued with Forensic Science “hands-on” activities and introduction to Crime Scene Investigation

12.30     –     1.30                    Lunch Break

1.30       –     1.45                    Pupils put White SOCO Suits, Gloves, Footwear Overshoes & Mask 

1.45       –     2.30                    Crime Scene Investigation – Group Session’s

2.45       –     3.00                   Clean up 

3.00       –     3.30                   Conclusion  

Based on 120 pupils we could deliver a full-day workshop based on a school hall delivery based on 20 Groups x 6 Pupils Per Group, depending upon your Year Group size.  If you have larger year groups a delivery over 2 days is possible, please contact us directly to discuss your requirements further:

  • All resources are supplied by PULSE CSI
  • All workshops can be tailored to your individual school’s/colleges requirements and timetables
  • Travel &  accommodation costs are applicable to schools in the south-east 


We would like to express our gratitude to Pulse CSI for the forensic science workshop delivered at Longfield Primary School. It was a fantastic real-world taste of the actual work done by CSI agents and scientists. Giving children the opportunity to immerse themselves in their learning, engaging with it at greater depth. The day was thoroughly enjoyed by all students and staff. We were very impressed by the friendly and professional manner in which the session was conducted as well as the organisation and the quality of the resources provided. Whilst the workshop itself provided ample opportunity for children to acquire new skills and knowledge, it also had the additional benefit of being a great team-building exercise and we were all taken aback by the autonomy of the children when facing challenges, especially in the second half of the day. We are especially grateful for your input on e-Safety, an area often considered laborious and dull, which was brought to life and made totally relatable.
Longfield Primary School, Harrow, Middlesex

This was a tailored CSI Workshop we delivered in conjunction with the school, what a fantastic day! I wonder what the theme will be next year! “Forensics Day with PulseCSI was an absolutely brilliant day. From start to finish, the pupils were totally engaged in the crime, the CSI training and the application of their newly acquired skills. Basing the day around a ‘crime’ committed on school grounds, CSI Thompson led the pupils through the entire process of a forensic investigation carefully teaching them the skills they would need to solve the ‘crime.’ Fingerprint analysis, hair and fibre techniques and suspect profiles fascinated the pupils who were thrilled to be kitted out in full Forensic kit straight away. Suspect and witness interviews throughout the course of the day dovetailed with forensics analysis leading to the final line-up of suspects and concluding questions from the pupils. A last-minute call from the Forensic lab revealed the true culprit in a dramatic denouement at the end of the day. We would all like to thank CSI Thompson for a fantastic day!
The Manor Preparatory School, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Many thanks again for the session you did at our school, the children all thoroughly enjoyed it and the staff did too! From start to finish the entire day was well organised and resourced, enabling all of the children to access the activities that were planned and develop brand new skills. The taking of fingerprints, handprints, shoe threads and looking at hair through a microscope, allowed the children to discover what CSIs actually do and to understand what would actually happen if they committed a crime in real life. The 90 children that participated were engaged for the entire day and the fact that so many of them remained in their CSI outfits (despite the warm weather) just showed their commitment to the session and activities that they were given. This really is a credit to what you do. In the afternoon, we saw some of our quieter children really come out of their shells and fully participate in solving who had committed the murder, which was great to see too. St. Elphin’s thank you once again for such an amazing day!
St Elphin's Primary School, Warrington, Cheshire

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