Did you go to King Edward VI Grammar School in Louth? If you’re a former student who would like to support current students, the school would love to hear from you.
Right now, there are students in the assembly hall where you once sat, facing similar challenges and opportunities that you did. Being connected to you could really help them.
The school in Edward Street is one of nearly 400 state schools and colleges across Britain which have registered with the charity Future First to set up networks of former students or alumni.
It doesn’t matter when you left school, whether you’re in further education or employment, whether you still live nearby or have moved further away, there are still ways you can help.
“More than 39 per cent of state school students don’t know anyone in a job they’d like to do,” said Alex Shapland-Howes, managing director of Future First.
“If they see that someone who went to the same school, grew up in the same community, has achieved a fulfilling and satisfying job, it helps them see it’s possible for them too.
“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.”
Angela Morton is waiting to hear from former students via; Angela.Morton@kevigs.lincs.sch.uk.
Former students can also sign up to Future First’s alumni scheme by clicking on the ‘Former Students’ link on the website www.futurefirst.org.uk.