FORMER North Bromsgrove High School students are being called upon to help inspire the next generation.
Whether an ex-pupil in further education or employment residents, have been asked to come forward and be part of the scheme aimed at helping the school’s youngsters with their career confidence and academic success.
The Stratford Road school is one of more than 400 across Britain which has registered with the charity Future First that aims to set up a network of former students or alumni who can support the current generation.
Deputy headteacher Sue Schofield has urged former pupils to get in touch to let the school celebrate what they have started at the school.
She said: “So many children today don’t know what they want to do when they leave school.
“Many children see exciting jobs and believe they won’t be able to do them.
“Having worked at north for nearly 32 years I know many of our ex-pupils have gone on to do extraordinary things, or maybe ordinary things in an extraordinary way.
“It would be lovely to hear from former students – a network of past pupils with all their valuable experience will be vital in helping us to broaden current pupils’ jobs horizons and equip them for the world of work.”
Alex Shapland-Howes, Future First’s managing director, said more than 39 per cent of state school students did not know anyone in a job they would like to do.
But, if they saw someone who went to the same school and grew up in the same community had achieved a fulfilling and satisfying job it helped them see it was possible for them too.
He said: “It’s really important for all students to be motivated to succeed in the working world and hearing first hand from relatable people in interesting jobs can make a huge difference.”
Email email@example.com if you are interested in taking part in the alumni scheme or visit www.futurefirst.org.uk for more.