Scotland Yard Investigates

Pupils in the Upper School were full of questions when New Scotland Yard officer Graeme Simpson visited school on Tuesday 3rd March to talk about the job of a detective as part of our new supplementary extra-curricular programme. Having been attached to the Regional Crime Squad, National Crime Squad and the Serious Crime Squad, Mr Simpson was able to tell the children how he became a police officer, how detectives solve crimes and process evidence using fingerprints, DNA, CCTV and other forensic evidence.

Mr Simpson asked the children questions about a hypothetical crime and the evidence found at the scene. This resulted in many very insightful responses from the children, who were fascinated by the process. The floor was then passed over to pupils for a Q&A session, which attracted over 25 questions, many more than usual for such talks.