Police and Crime science workshop
Our mission is to give the children career aspirations by showing them they have the skills and abilities to work in the varied fields of investigation. Our team at Zakon will go through several activities as sessions, where the children would be encouraged to take part in a crime investigation and explore the career opportunities in those areas. We adapt our interactive exercises to explain the role of the police to the children and also to show them the workings of the criminal justice system.
We have divided our workshop into four sessions, each with a different purpose to inspire the young pupils. Our first session would be the introduction. This is where our team would introduce themselves to the students and give them an idea of the day planed. We also like to engage the children as much as possible, so they feel comfortable enough to explore our workshop and ask us any questions. Session two is called “Crime Scene, DNA and Fingerprinting”. After showing a short video of investigators at work, the children will start to explore the clues they have found of the crime scene and use their new knowledge on how to use their clues effectively. Session three is called “Liberty and Arrest”, this is where the children take part in a fun exercise where they get to search for some “stolen” property, and can even have a go at arresting a classmate! The exercise shows them the importance of treating people with courtesy and respect, regardless of whether or not they are suspected of a crime. Our final session is called “Crime Scene”, and this is where the pupils will investigate a “real life” crime and practice their teamwork, problem solving and logical thinking skills. Our teacher introduces the scene and a variety of twists and turns to encourage deep thinking and evidence-based decision making.Our workshop is delivered from our teachers who are experienced in those fields with the required skills. We adapt our workshop to the needs of your school and fit it around your normal school day. The workshop can be delivered in an ordinary classroom with no need for any special facilities.