Louth school’s alumni support the next generation

Head Girl Tia Charlton with alumni Rebecca Barmby,  Phil Marsland and John Pattison.
Head Girl Tia Charlton with alumni Rebecca Barmby, Phil Marsland and John Pattison.

Nearly 200 former students at Louth’s grammar school have signed up to inspire current students to career confidence and academic success.

King Edward VI Grammar School in Edward Street is one of nearly 400 state schools and colleges across Britain registered with the national education charity Future First to set up ‘old school tie networks’ enabling them to harness the talents of ex-students to 
support current students.

Alumni already registered to stay connected with the school work in a diverse range of careers including the ministry of justice, the coastguard agency and engineering. The school is keen to contact as many former students as possible to join its alumni network.

Former students along with some parents and governors from the school were involved in some mock interviews for Y13 pupils to prepare them for university admissions and job interviews.

Rebecca Barmby, Marketing Consultant and former pupil, said “Preparing the students for ‘real life’ interview situations is invaluable. It allows them to experience answering interview questions first-hand and enables them to be well equipped for their higher education interviews.

“It was refreshing to witness such enthusiastic and able students ready to start the next stage of their education and life’s journey!”

Head girl Tia Charlton said: “The mock interviews were really helpful not just for university but for job interviews as well. It was great to see the alumni there, and find out what years they were here, how the school has changed and what they’ve gone on to do since their time at KEVIGS.”