Annette Firman

School Days: 2001-2002

Clare came from a middle-class background and lived in an affluent part of the area. Yet she preferred to play the average, archetypal working-class black girl. Material things and the luxuries she could enjoy played second fiddle to fiercely standing up for what she believes in; Clare exuded confidence and tackled racists and bullies with the greatest of ease. She did not believe in dating white boys and it was hard explaining this to her friends without being seen as racist. Indeed, Clare runs the risk of alienating everyone if the truth about her circumstances is discovered.

Year 12 Clare confronts Spencer after his dad was jailed. She later sabotaged a van belonging to racists, who retaliated by trashing the band's instruments. Claire rejects Arnie's advances on a double date; when she admits it's because he's white she finds herself isolated. Arnie, though, is relieved she didn't reject him because of his epilepsy.

Year 13 Carl discovers Clare's true background and is furious she's been stringing him along. Clare helps Carl with his project at the drop-in centre and she wins the respect of the youths there. She clashes with her father when she refuses an offer of a place at law school.

ASSOCIATES: Vikki Meedes, Carl Fenton, James Arnold, Briony Jones, Kelly Bradshaw

CURRENT WHEREABOUTS: Has she gone to law school under duress or did Clare stand her ground? Answers on a postcard please!

Laxo Archer
Abel Benson
Theo Benson
Miss Bettany
Ed Booth
Jake Briggs
Miss Greene
Lucy Johnson
Tigger Johnson
Togger Johnson
Sammy Lee
Mr McDonnell
Kathy McIlroy
Chloe Moore
Andrea O'Malley
Mrs Rawlinson
Serena Sulli
Rachel Towers
Bryn Williams
Megan Williams
Jenny Young
Tanya Young

Ali Duncan
Andy Turner
Anika Modi
Anna Duncan
Annette Firman
Annie Wainwright
Baz Wainwright
Benny Green
Briony Jones
Calley Donnington
Calvin Braithwaite
Carl Fenton
Claire Scott
Clare Chaplin
Colin Brown
Danny Hartston
Danny Kendall
Darren Clarke
Dawn O'Malley
Delia Lodge
Donnie Briscoe
Duane Orpington
Eleanor Smith
Emma Bolton
Fay Lucas
Freddie Mainwaring
Gemma Lyons
Georgina Hayes
Gonch Gardner
Gordon Jones
Gripper Stebson
Holly Parsons
Ian Hudson
Imelda Davis
Jackie Wright
Jacko Morgan
James Arnold
Jeremy Bishop
Jessica Arnold
Joanna Day
Joe Williams
Josh Irvine
Judi Jeffreys
Justine Dean
Karen Young
Katrina Simpson
Katy Fraser
Kelly Bradshaw
Keiran Osbourne
Kyle Brown
Leah Stewart
Lisa West
Maddie Gilks
Martin Miller
Maria Watts
Matthew Cartwright
Matthew Pearson
Matt Singleton
Max Humphries
Mauler McCaul
Mel Adams
Mike Bentley
Mooey Humphries
Natasha Stevens
Nathan Charles
Neil Timpson
Pamela Cartwright
Pogo Patterson
Robbie Wright
Roland Browning
Ronnie Birtles
Ross Duncan
Sam "Cracker" Bacon
Shona West
Spencer Hargreaves
Suzanne Ross
Taylor Mitchell
Tom Smith
Tracy Long
Trevor Cleaver
Trisha Yates
Tucker Jenkins
Vikki Meedes
Wally Scott
Wayne Sutcliffe
Zammo Maguire
Ziggy Greaves
Zoe Stringer

Miss Adams
Mr Bronson
Miss Carver
Mr Deverill
Mr Garfield
Mr Hankin
Mr Hargreaves
Mrs Holmes
Mr Hopwood
Mrs Knuckle
Mr Malachay
Mrs McClusky
Scruffy McGuffy
Mr MItchell
Mr Robson
Mr Thomson