Search launched to find former Heath Park School students

Former students of a city school are being called on to relive their glory days and head back to the classroom.

Education charity Future First is on the hunt for alumni of Wolverhampton's Heath Park School to join its host of inspiring activities.

It wants former school pupils snapped in these pictures to get in touch to influence the next generation of great minds.

Matt Lent, Future First chief executive officer, said: "Students cannot be what they cannot see. It is vital to open their eyes to opportunities beyond their own world and show them the range of jobs available.

"Alumni help schools do this by acting as relatable positive role models. If a student sees someone who has the same background has gone on to achieve success, they are far more likely to think they can too."

The Prestwood Road school has teamed up with national charity Future First to develop links with former pupils who could boost the confidence, academic success and aspirations of youngsters.

Alumni will return to volunteer at assemblies and workshops designed to motivate young people so they strive to pursue careers of their choice.

Recent school leaves in further education, as well as alumni who have moved out of the city or still live nearby, are encouraged to get involved with the initiative.

Head of school David Barber said: "We signed up to Future First’s scheme straight away.

"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."

Heath Park School is one of a network across the UK which is working with Future First to support current school pupils.

More than 226,000 former students have signed up for the nationwide scheme.

Former students can contact Nicola Dixon at nicola.dixon@heathpark.net or register with Future First online at futurefirst.org.uk

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