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Forensic science students and staff from Bournemouth University (BU) will temporarily exchange their scene-of-crime outfits for pirate gear when they hit the waters of Poole Park for a charity Dragon Boat race.

A crew of 17 students from BU’s Masters programmes in Forensic Archaeology and Forensic and Biological Anthropology will face all challengers in their 40ft Hong Kong-style Dragon Boat on Sunday 12 July. Proceeds from the event will go to the Anthony Nolan Trust to benefit those suffering the effects of leukaemia.

“Our forensic courses provide our students with opportunities to develop their teamwork and communication skills to a high level and their attention to detail is second to none but transferring that onto a Dragon Boat could be a real challenge,” said Dr Marie Louise Jørkov, Lecturer in Forensic Anthropology in the University’s School of Conservation Sciences. “We’re looking forward to a fun day and pleased to support such a worthy cause.”

Friends, family and colleagues from the University are encouraged to view the fun from dry land whilst cheering on the teams during the event in Poole Park between 10.00am and 4.00pm. 

Anyone wishing to sponsor the team "Skull and Long bones" should contact the pirates: Elise Orford or Victoria Shone.

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