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Queens' School launches alumni network
A school in Bushey is looking for former students to come forward to mentor current pupils.
Queens’ School on Aldenham Road is setting up an alumni network so current students can be supported by past pupils.
The scheme run by charity Future First is aiming to help students network so they can be supported through mentorships, role models and work shadowing opportunities from alumni.
According to research by the charity more than 39 percent of state school students don’t know anyone in a job they’d like to do.
Alex Shapland-Howes, managing director of Future First said: "If they see that someone who went to the same school, grew up in the same community, has achieved a fulfilling and satisfying job, it helps them see it’s possible for them too."
Pritam Vekaria, assistant headteacher at Queens', said, "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."
Former pupils can sign up to Future First’s alumni scheme at: http://networks.futurefirst.org.uk/former-student/queensschool