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Children turn sleuths for science week

University staff ran workshops for pupils from Highfields Science Specialist School, Springdale Primary and Warstones Primary schools in Wolverhampton to show year 5, 7 and 8 pupils how to lift a fingerprint and to test a suspicious stain to see if it is blood.
The University’s School of Applied Sciences also organised a poster competition for year 7 and 9 pupils at Highfields, Holly Lodge High School College of Science in Smethwick and High Arcal School in Dudley. Pupils were asked to design a revision poster for younger children, and more than 500 entries were received. The three winning posters illustrated plants and cells.
Dr Clare Wynn, Marketing & Student Recruitment Officer, said: “Our aim was to get the children interested and enthused about science during Science and Engineering Week. We wanted to give them a taste of the real life uses of science and to see some of the exciting areas of the subject. The poster competition was a great opportunity for the children show off what they have learnt in their science classes and we were impressed with the entries.”
The activities took place at the schools as part of Science and Engineering Week, which runs from March 7 to 16, 2008.

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