Claire teaches Philosophy and Sociology and is Head of Humanities at Fairfield High School, a diverse, multi-cultural school in inner-city Bristol. Fairfield has a six-year-old relationship with Watershed, and Claire’s timetable was adapted so that she could spend one day a week at the venue, developing media projects for the pupils. Working with the media centre, she creates links with businesses and individuals keen to share their creative enthusiasm and knowledge.
One of the most exciting projects Claire has worked on during her time at the Watershed is Danceroom Spectroscopy. Fairfield has collaborated with both the Watershed, and recently appointed Royal Research Fellow at Bristol University, Dr David Glowacki, to co-create an exciting learning experience for pupils, using state-of-the-art methods in both research chemistry and computer science to enable students to understand more about molecular science. Claire has been involved in the development of resources which will be available to use in schools.