Jacqui Thompson – Operations Director | Pulse CSI
Pulse Education formed 10 years ago with a vision to engage and enthuse primary school children about bite size SCIENCE and STEM. In order to achieve this, Jacqui Thompson Owner and Founder of PULSE, decided to do this using the topic of Crime Scene Investigation and Forensic Science through a series of educational, ‘hands on’ practical activities, which additionally, promote early intervention and introduce pupils to the Criminal Justice System at an early age when it really matters.
Our workshops were originally an “Enterprise Agenda Initiative” which supported the national curriculum and in particular, were relevant to 21st Century Science curriculum, however, in addition to the core Science subjects, our workshops are also cross-curricular supporting; Citizenship, PHSE, Media, Mathematics, English, Geography, Drama and ICT.
Following personal study at the University of Lincoln, Jacqui decided to expand her KS2 Forensic Science Workshops and introduced a full day’s programme aimed initially at Secondary Students, however, following the success of the workshops, the programme is now being rolled out to both Primary, Secondary and tailored to Special Educational Needs Schools and students throughout the UK.
With the introduction of the new National Primary Curriculum in September 2014, our Science Workshop works perfectly in supporting the “Working Scientifically” agenda and is a great introduction or conclusion to any Detective, ID, Science or Crime & Punishment topic in your Primary School.
Our Forensic Science Workshops are designed to engage the students in “hands-on” interactive activities ensuring the student’s full participation both individually and within teams using problem-solving techniques. The workshops support both the Enterprise and Work Related Learning agendas at both KS3 & KS4. Additionally, students can learn about occupations related to Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigation and how these techniques relate and integrate into everyday life and the importance that this specialist skills set plays within today’s criminal justice system.
- CPD with University of Lincoln
- Member of ASE (Association for Science Education)
- Member of Institute for Education Business Excellence
- We are a member of School Select’s directory of School Workshops
- Work in partnership with CfBT (Schools Improvement Service)
- Trainer for the Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre (CEOP)
- STEM Ambassador (Science, Engineering, Technology, Mathematics Network)
- Work in partnership with Lincolnshire & Rutland Education Business Partnership
- Close working relationship with University of Lincoln (Biomedical and Forensic Science Department)
- Work with STEMNET (Creating opportunities for young people in Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths)
- Recognised supplier to British Science Association (NSEW) National Science and Engineering Week (Last 4 Years)
- September 2011 Appeared on BBC Dragons Den & “Pitched” to the BBC Dragons
- Filmed by BIS (Department for Innovation & Skills) whilst running a KS3 Forensic Science Workshop
- Regular guest on BBC Radio Lincolnshire
- Former BBC Dragons Den – Theo Paphitis “SBS Award” Winner
- “WOW” Award Winner from Jacqueline Gold