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frequently asked questions

  • How long are the workshops?

    • Our incursions run for 60 – 90 minutes, we are flexible to suit your bell times.

  • How many sessions can I book for 1 day?

    • We can run up to 4 sessions in the one day.

  • How many students per session?

    • Each session can cater up to 60 students.

  • Where do you run your workshops?

    • Our science incursions are best suited to your hall, gym, or double classroom. Your students will be interacting with lots of different evidence stations set up around the room so there is no need for any chairs.

  • Can you set up outside?

    • We prefer to be in a gym, hall or double classroom but we know that’s not always possible. We have electrical equipment we bring with us, so we need an undercover area with access to electricity.

  • What year group can participate?

    • Our high school science workshops are designed for Junior Cycle and TY students. We can extend our workshops for Senior Cycle students as well.

  • Will it be messy?

    • Nope! All our workshops are mess and hassle free.

  • Do the workshops fit with the curriculum?

    • Our workshops have been designed to address the NCCA curriculum points, you can download our curriculum relevance statements on our resources page (click here).

  • We don’t teach forensics why should we bother?

    • Our workshops use forensics to build a story and show the relevance of science in the real world. The curriculum points covered in our workshops are not forensic specific and students love the mystery and glamour of solving crimes and are inherently more invested.

  • Who is presenting the workshop?

    • Our charismatic presenters have varied backgrounds based in forensics, the police force, science and education.

  • Does my school need to provide anything?

    • All we need are trestle tables (or equivalent) for our evidence stations, access to power and printing of the student worksheets.

  • How are you different from other incursions?

    • Our workshops are hands-on and not just a show. The students get involved and need to solve the crime themselves. We weave science and social issues into a realistic storyline, so the students aren’t just doing a science workshop either!

  • Do the students need any prior forensic knowledge?

    • No, our workshops are designed so that students can complete them without any previous forensic science knowledge. We also explain the scientific techniques, so students are exposed to new scientific concepts throughout.

  • Do your presenters have working with children checks?

    • Yes, all presenters have the appropriate cleared checks. We are also happy to provide your school with any other details you may need.

  • We are a small school; can we combine with another school?

    • Sure! We’re more than happy for schools to combine and hold the workshop at one of the schools.

  • Do you offer these workshops to other groups (non-school groups)?

    • Yes, we run our workshops for libraries, holiday groups, homeschoolers, etc. Please contact us if you are interested!

  • How far in advance do I need to book?

    • We take bookings 6-18 months in advance. We’re happy for you to book at any time, however, dates are subject to availability.

  • Do you have insurance?

    • Yes, we have public liability insurance to the value of $20 million dollars.

  • What will the students need on the day?

    • The students will only need their worksheet and a pen or pencil.

  • Any other questions?

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