The Detective Project

Telephone: 01268 204382

Mobile: 07957 701 942

The Detective Project (South Essex) is run by Louise and Llorien and offers forensic, science-based workshops that explore the waycrime is investigated in the 21st Century. The Detective Project's award winning events are based on real forensic investigation techniques and are great fun for children and adults alike. 

Both Louise and Llorien are fully accredited Scotland Yard Detectives, with many years of policing experience. Louise holds a degree in Law, and Llorien has a degree in Literature and education.

Llorien was also a primary teacher before joining the police! So they are both uniquely placed to offer your children a genuine insight into the relationship between Science and Solving Crime.



The Detective Project workshops are perfect for providing the children with a memorable, exciting day for using a different context to maximise pupils engagement with and motivation to study science. They also have cross curricular relevance and gets the children thinking about possible different careers.

With this unique workshop the children get the chance to 'investigate' a crime - being guided by real detectives, and then have to build the evidence against various 'suspects' (in some workshops we often involve the actual teachers as the suspects!) They use hands on real forensic techniques including fingerprinting, chromatography, odontology, blood typing and DNA.

They then get to put their new found skills to the test on the 'crime scene'. The children have the opportunity to examine and analyse all the evidence, wearing authentic Forensic Investigators Suits, which makes a great visual impact.

The whole day is extremely interactive and all equipment required is provided.

Our feedback after these workshops has always been excellent and we are happy to put you in touch with recent schools that we have worked with, if you would like reassurances that our events are of the highest quality.

We also run a variety of specially themed workshops which can centre around a specific topic... 

For example Secondary School PSHE, where the topics are based solely around issues that can affect some children of this age – Gangs, CSE (Child Sex Exploitation) , Drug taking and dealing... these are just to mention a few.  Both Llorien and Louise have worked within a Gangs Unit and have dealt with CSE as a part of their job, are therefore fully equipped to run such a sensitive workshop.

Shakespere’s Macbeth – The perfect play to turn in to a CSI day!!

These are just to mention a few... Please contact us with any specific requirements that you may have.

"CSI morning was fabulous, and the Mercury turned up too!! The 'trainers' were really great with the children, it was all well planned and organised. We got lots out of it and much more discussion to come!!!"
Sian, Bournville Primary School

"Thank you for a fantastic MI Spy workshop in school! The children loved cracking codes and creating their own spy catching device. The cherry on the cake was unmasking one of our teachers as Viktor Badski at the end! The children were excited all day and now have a real enthusiasm for all things 'spy'! As teachers we can't wait for this topic to come round again."
Kathryn, St Peter's C of E Primary 



Our adult workshops have been featured on BBC1  London Inside Out and on Absolute Radio –  and provided a CSI workshop for Christian O’Connell’s and Ritchie Firth live on Air!

Corporate team building events are an excellent way to ensure your team bonds outside of the workplace, our CSI events and parties provide a unique and exhilarating experience for you and your employees. Our detective corporate events are fun-packed, and are tailor-made to meet your exact requirements. 

The perfect way to get your staff working together as a team, bringing together employers and employees from all different levels and allowing them to communicate together in a way they don’t experience in the everyday workplace. 

Additional Information

Telephone: 01268 204382
The area/s in which this provider is available are:Home Counties, East, East Midlands, Greater London, Home Counties, Yorkshire, North of England, North West, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South West, Wales, West Midlands

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