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Ark Helenswood Academy seeks former students
Did you go to Ark Helenswood Academy? If you’re a former student who would like to support current students, we 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.
Ark Helenswood 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.
Future First’s vision is that every state school or college should be supported by a thriving, engaged alumni community that helps it to do more for its students.
More than 90,000 former students across Britain have already signed up to stay connected with their old school. They’re inspiring young people in a number of ways; as career and education role models, mentors or e-mentors, work experience providers, governors, donors or fundraisers.
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!
Lucy Monk, Principal of Ark Helenswood Academy said, “We signed up to Future First’s scheme straightaway. 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. We’ve always said: ‘Once a Ark Helenswood girl, always a Ark Helenswood girl’. Now we can make sure that you need never lose touch with us again.”
Former students can sign up by clicking here: