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Ludlow College introduce new BTEC forensic science course
A BRUTAL ‘murder’ is discovered in a Ludlow cafe bar and the area is cordoned off.
The forensic science team that moves in comprises students from Ludlow College.
This is a new fixture since forensic scientist Dianne Wynne joined the college and enabled it to start running a BTEC course and that gives science a very practical meaning.
The course has already proved popular and is being used by many students as an opening towards a career solving crime.
Danielle Prosser, from Ludlow is 16 and is studying forensic science alongside business and maths.
She is looking for a career as a forensic psychologist.
“It is something that really interests me and I watch all of the crime and investigation type programmes on television,” said Danielle.
“We are learning a lot including the importance of making sure that a crime scene is not accidentally contaminated by the people carrying out the investigation.”
Emily Griffiths, who is 17 and lives in Wigmore, plans to join the police force in the future while Hannah Jones, also 17, intends to go on to study criminology.
Megan Morris, 18, also wants to study criminology at university.
“I really do enjoy this course and in particular the practical aspects of what we are doing.”
Hannah Jones, 17, is in her second year at Ludlow College.
“It seemed that it would be such an interesting course and that’s exactly how I found it,” she added.
Luke Dunkley is studying forensic science along with mathematics, ICT and biolog y as well as art and design.
Alice Greaney, who at 19 is a year older than Luke was drawn to the course by its practical application of science.
Tutor Dianne Wynne joined Ludlow College in September after teaching the subject in Worcester.
She has worked in the forensic science departments in a number of universities.