Ravensbourne School seeks inspirational alumni
PUBLISHED: 14:43 22 February 2016 | UPDATED: 14:43 22 February 2016
The school in Hayes Lane is looking for former students to inspire and motivate the current generation
A Bromley secondary school is seeking former students who can inspire and motivate the current generation to academic success and career confidence.
The Ravensbourne School in Hayes Lane has joined nearly 400 other state schools across the UK in setting up networks of former students or alumni to support the youth of today.
The service, provided by education charity Future First, has seen more than 150,000 former students nationwide sign up to stay connected with their old school, and inspire young people as career and education role models, e-mentors, work experience providers, governors, donors or fundraisers.
The charity’s vision is that every state school or college should be supported by a thriving, engaged alumni community that helps it do more for its students.
Now, having set up the network, the school is keen to contact former students who left recently for further education as well as those in established careers, alumni who live nearby and those who have moved away.
Ben Rew, head of careers at the school, said: “A network of past students with all their valuable experience will be vital in helping us to broaden current students’ jobs horizons and equip them for the world of work.”
Former students are encouraged to sign up to the scheme at www.futurefirst.org.uk