Faculty News

Fermentation results in delicious bread & pretzels

Following a lesson on fermentation, and with an inability to demonstrate the ideal conditions for fermentation to occur, Science Teacher Mr Hickey asked his Year 8 class to put some yeast in iced water, warm water and boiling water....just to see which would start to produce carbon dioxide. Students were...

Grayson’s Art Club: Students encouraged to submit entries

The Fairfield Art Department would like to share details about some great national Art Competitions for which to get involved. Series 2 of ‘Grayson’s Art Club’ begins soon on channel 4. It is an interactive Art programme hosted by the Artist Grayson Perry, giving you to opportunity to submit...

Budding young scientists build electromagnets

Some of our Year 8 students were tasked in these hard times to think outside of the box, by embarking on a project to make electromagnets. Although Mr Hickey did his best to demonstrate electromagnetism over video, there is nothing more worthwhile than hands on experience that they ordinarily...

Performing Arts – Festive Staff Dance

The Performing Arts department was so sad to not be able to host its annual festive Winter Gala this year but instead has created a virtual video of our famous staff dance for you to enjoy! The department cannot wait to be able to invite you in as an audience...

Art students develop new skills to distort photographs

Our Year 9 Art students have been exploring artists who manipulate photographic images. These samples have been inspired by the artist Tom Butler and students have been exploring ways of distorting photographs through drawing, weaving, cutting up and re-arranging. They have also worked on portraits of themselves, in which...

World Canteen to feature Greta Thunberg inspired noticeboard

In connection with the Humanities department, Eco Team has been working on a new display in the canteen. In line with Fairfield’s global citizenship, alongside aiming to empower Fairfield students to participate within social action, the Greta Thunberg “You are never too small to make a difference” display board...

Medical Mavericks Human Guinea Pig Show – Careers event

The Science Faculty hosted the Human Guinea Pig Show by Medical Mavericks during our Year 10 science lessons. Tom, a trained Physiologist and toxicologist, showcased a number of NHS careers and the medical equipment involved in their work. Careers highlighted were Vascular Scientist, Cardiac Physiologist, Medical Engineer, Renal &...

Sandwich and Brunch creations

Well done to our Food Technology students for their creativity and vision with some recent tasks. Year 11 GCSE students had just one hour to design, prepare, cook and clean up two meals on the theme of brunch. They researched where and why brunch started and the reasons for its...

Peripatetic Music Lessons

Peripatetic Music Lessons at Fairfield High School – New system for 2020-2021 Fairfield High School would like to offer the exciting opportunity for students to receive peripatetic music lessons. The lessons will now be pre-booked, termly in advance, and are delivered by a visiting professional and fully CRB checked peripatetic...