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Mid Downs team
Mary & Cath
Cath has been a Primary School Teacher for 27 years working with children aged 3 to 11. Mary was a Police Inspector in London working on murder and other serious crime teams. Their combined experience makes them ideal team to present your next workshop - contact them direct for more information about running an event in Sussex.
Cath has been a Primary School Teacher for 27 years working with children aged 3 to 11. The Detective Project is an exciting way for her to bring fun into scientific enquiry. She loves the hands-on activities and problem solving that The Detective Project workshops and events deliver. With two teenaged children, Cath has run many kids parties so knows how to make your party special and memorable.
Mary was a Police Officer in London working on murder and other serious crime teams. She worked with vulnerable victims and taught specialist interview techniques. As an Inspector she investigated many fatalities. She did not think her experience was a transferable skill until she joined The Detective Project! Mary is married to Bas, a dog handler with Surrey Fire & Rescue Service. Together with their teenage daughter, they enjoy dog agility.
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The easiest party we’ve ever hosted.
Hi Cath & Mary. Just wanted to thank you again for Saturday. The girls had an absolute blast and it was the best and easiest kids party we’ve ever hosted.We were super impressed with all the thought and details you put into running the day – from the real live phone calls to even bringing your own bin bags to clear up rubbish from the suits. Thank you very much. Helen
School workshop feedback from pupils
“It was really fun , my favourite bit was when we had to investigate the crime scene” Harry
“I liked dressing up in the suit and asking questions” Jedd
“Come again with another mystery some day :)” Alex
“I loved the fingerprinting ” Ollie
Just a few of the 13 feedback forms the children sent, covered in pictures and showing they had really engaged with the team.
Really good night last night!!! Didn’t know what to expect, but totally enjoyed it!!! Really well guided by DCI Wood and the ladies with her were brilliant!!!
Corporate Away Day
The detective project team came to my infant school today for the morning and worked with both classes on solving a crime! Both Cath and Mary arrived early to set up and were well equipped and resourced. The sessions were well planned and engaging for the children. The children were so excited to find out who committed the crime. They experienced a range of activities including dusting for finger prints, finger print lifting, taking finger prints and chromatography. The children the. Used all their evidence to make an arrest. There was lots of laughter, ooooo’s of inspiration and excitement around the suspects. A great morning of science! Thank you ladies xxxx
Excellent party by The Detective Project yesterday for our grandson Tom’s birthday. A thoroughly professional set up with fabulous props kept ten boys occupied and engrossed for an hour. They had great fun sleuthing and reached their decisions together, which was a good example of team building. Would thoroughly recommend.
Just wanted to say thank you for an amazing party – Lucy and her friends all really enjoyed it. They were still talking about all the evidence after you left! And Lucy was discussing it at bedtime. It certainly gave their brains a good work out! Thanks again, Sarah
9 year olds party
We booked Mid Downs Detective Project for our nine year old girls birthday party and they were brilliant. Not an easy job keeping 15 children not only entertained, but really engaged for over an hour, but they provided a first rate service. A well thought out plot, gadgets, props, skeletons (!) all provided with a professional and hassle free attitude, a cheerful couple of presenters with great experience between them. Highly recommend them for any party – we were quite jealous we weren’t involved in the sleuthing ourselves…
MI Spy party
Booked these two brilliant ladies for an MI Spy party for my daughter’s 10th. Very slick and professional. Spies thoroughly engaged.
Thank you Cath and Mary. Good luck with all your future super spying and sleuthing!
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