Alumni from Witchford Village College invited back to inspire current day students

PUBLISHED: 09:50 09 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:50 09 October 2018

From aspirational students to inspirational alumni - Witchford Village College seeks alumni like these Year 7 students pictured in 1991. Picture: Submitted

From aspirational students to inspirational alumni - Witchford Village College seeks alumni like these Year 7 students pictured in 1991. Picture: Submitted

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Former students from Witchford Village College are being asked to go back to the classroom to inspire current students.

The students past and present from the school in Manor Road, Witchford, have joined a programme run by the national education charity Future First which helps state schools and colleges to harness the talents and experience of alumni to support the current generation.

The former students will return to volunteer at assemblies and workshops designed to motivate young people and broaden their jobs horizons so they are more likely to be able to achieve a carer regardless of their background.

Fenland and East Cambridgeshire has been identified by the government as one of 12 opportunity areas.

The scheme will be funded by the government’s careers and enterprise company, set up to provide careers guidance and support for young people.

Witchford Village College wants to contact former students in established careers and recent leavers in further education, alumni who live nearby and those who have moved away.

Matt Lent, chief executive officer of Future First, said: “Alumni help schools do this by acting as relatable positive role models.”

Juliet Martin, head of careers education, is waiting to hear from former students on jmartin@wvc.tmet.org.uk.

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