Boys and girls, from both government and independent schools in the city and the country, are divided into groups of four detectives. They then solve fictitious felonies using a range of forensic techniques, including microscopy, chromatography, fingerprint analysis, cryptography and general science.
Participants develop skills in logic and organisation, using technology and forensic science – and it’s a whole lot of fun. However, it is not so much about criminology as about giving bright students an irresistible platform in which they learn how to use logic and organisation to solve complex problems, in groups.
At the heart of the philanthropic centre of the School, since it was established in 1983, is the TAS Foundation. Its purpose is to generate funds to enable the School to give financial assistance and to continually develop the campus through new and improved facilities.
This year the projects we are looking for financial assistance are: