Year 6 Forensic Fun

All Year 6 students from within the local cluster of primaries were recently invited to spend some time in our amazing Science Department here at JSA.

Students became detectives for the day and helped to catch a thief within our midst using Forensic Science techniques. After tins of our favourite biscuits went missing, Year 6 students carried out some forensic analysis on a range of samples to help catch the greedy culprit. Using lab equipment and diagnostic testing, they were able to identify Mr Hays as the staff member with the extra sweet tooth!

100% of the students surveyed agreed that the day was fun and that they had learnt something new and interesting. Primary staff were delighted that students had been given the opportunity to use the superb facilities and labs we have here at the Academy.

Our thanks go to Mr Gates, our Head of Science, and his excellent team of Science staff for the delivery of these activities. Lucky students from each school went away with prizes for asking the best questions of the day.

This event is just one example from our extensive transition and primary links programme. If you would like more information on transition, please do not hesitate to contact our Deputy Head, Mr Bland, at the following email address: or please call: 01914422000 ext 249.