Helen Barraclough

The Creativity Conundrum

Helen BarracloughHelen is the Managing Director of Space Connections, a Community Interest Company based in Bradford that is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers through exciting, innovative programmes working with local businesses and other partners. Space Connections co ordinate the annual Bradford Science Festival and the National youth rocketry challenge (UKAYRoC) where the winning team visit NASA.

After working in the R&D department of Kelloggs (Helen is disproportionately proud of her role in nut cluster development), she enjoyed a successful teaching career in a variety of schools in Greater Manchester and became an accredited football coach as part of her commitment to engaging hard to reach students.‚Äč

Whilst Creativity and Challenge are current’ buzz words’ in all areas of education and employment, do we really want to work and educate creative, challenging people? The Creativity Conundrum explores the opportunities and risks of nurturing creativity and atmosphere of safe challenge.