Spy School

BioGrad Laboratories

A 3 day residential trip for year 10 – 13 students.

This one of a kind school trip provides students with access to the elite research laboratories at Liverpool Science Park, coupled with the opportunity to visit interactive crime scenes across Liverpool City Centre.

Spy School is a fully immersive school trip for students and stress-free for teachers, with accommodation, breakfasts, two lunches and two evening meals included in the booking. We arrange restaurant selection and booking on your behalf; you will be sent menus in advance for your students to select their meals. All you need to book is your transport and bring a lunch for the journey!

Itinerary

Day 1

Clue Finders (From 1pm)

Students work in small groups to escape a locked room in 60 minutes by locating keys, clues and combinations! The problem-solving skills and teamwork developed on day 1 will be invaluable when attending Spy School the following day.

Art House Hotel check-in (From 3pm)

The Art House hotel specialises in luxurious group accommodation. Located just off Bold Street in the centre of the bustling heart of Liverpool, close to the main train stations, docks, museums and only 8 minutes’ walk from Liverpool Science Park.

Students are accommodated in single-sex rooms (4-6 students per room) and teachers in luxury single occupancy rooms close by.

Evening Meal

Evening meals are provided at one of our partner restaurants Alma de Cuba or Smuggler's Cove

Day 2

Breakfast (8:45 – 9.45)

Breakfast is provided at one of our partner restaurants

Spy School (10:00 – 16:00)

Upon arrival at Liverpool Science Park at 10:00, students and teachers will be provided with their Spy School pack including PPE, equipment for evidence collection, lunch passes and a smart phone for each team. After a brief introduction covering health and safety, crime scene preservation and the correct handling of evidence, Spy School begins!

Students receive a text message on their team smart phone with clear instructions on where they need to go. Private mini busses are provided for groups that need to walk for more than 10 minutes between locations.

Each crime scene will require different laboratory techniques to solve, these can range from blood typing and bacterial analysis to DNA finger printing and ELISA for identification of proteins. Scientific techniques and concepts covered align with the GCSE or A-level syllabus studied by students.

To help maintain the mystery of the trip, teachers are asked not to divulge the crime scene locations or stories to their students.

Lunch

Students and teachers can walk over to the Liverpool Cathedral Piazza restaurant (situated next door to the Science Park) to eat their lunches. They will each be provided with a lunch voucher, allowing them to receive a meal deal from the restaurant, including a sandwich, crisps and a drink.

Evening Meal

Evening meals are provided at one of our partner restaurants Alma de Cuba or Smuggler's Cove

Day 3

Breakfast (8:45am – 9.45am)

Breakfast is provided at one of our partner restaurants

The Big Reveal (10am-12.30pm)

On the final morning, each team gets an hour to prepare their ‘crime board’ including presenting their evidence and their proposed conclusions for their crime scene. At 11:00 the Big Reveal will commence – expect shocking revelations!

Lunch

Students and teachers can walk over to the Liverpool Cathedral Piazza restaurant (situated next door to the Science Park) to eat their lunches before travelling home. They will each be provided with a lunch voucher, allowing them to receive a meal deal from the restaurant, including a sandwich, crisps and a drink.

Expected outcomes

Team building opportunity for students

Students will obtain forensics Science and laboratory experience

Students will develop presentation and public speaking skills

Students will develop time management, leadership and delegation skills.

Opportunities for problem solving

 

To book this activity, please contact:
Kathryn Woods
01514829695
kathryn.woods@biograd.co.uk
https://www.biograd.co.uk/spy-school-trip-biograd.php

BioGrad Laboratories
Liverpool Science Park
131 Mount Pleasant
L3 5TF Liverpool Merseyside
England

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