Appeal for ex-Ridgewood pupils to make contact

Ridgewood School, Barnsley Road, Scawsby. Picture: Marie Caley NDOS Ridgewood MC 3
Ridgewood School, Barnsley Road, Scawsby. Picture: Marie Caley NDOS Ridgewood MC 3

A secondary school in Doncaster is seeking former students, to inspire and motivate the current generation.

Ridgewood School is registered with education charity Future First to set up networks of former students or alumni whose talents they hope to harness to support other students.

More than 100,000 former students across Britain have already signed up to stay connected with their old school.

They can inspire young people as career and education role models, mentors or e-mentors, work experience providers, governors, donors or fundraisers. The school is keen to contact former students who left recently for further education as well as those in careers.

“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, MD of Future First. “If they see that someone who went to the same school has achieved a fulfilling job, it helps them see it’s possible for them too.” Former students should sign up to the alumni scheme via the website www.futurefirst.org.uk - clicking on the “Former Students” links. For further information, visit www.futurefirst.org.uk, or call 0207 239 8933.