Reunion Prompts School to Seek Former Students

On Friday May 6th 2016, former students of Sir John Talbot’s School in Whitchurch will be gathering to celebrate their 30 year anniversary of leaving the school. The school reunion, which will take place at Archibald Worthington Club, will bring together students from far and wide, and the organisers are seeking any photos that former students may have of school life from around this time to display on the night.

The night will also be demonstrating the positive benefits of a strong alumni connection. Sir John Talbot’s is one of 400 state schools across Britain registered with the education charity Future First, an organisation which helps to harness the talents and experience of former students to support today’s young learners.

As well as those attending the 30 year reunion, Sir John Talbot’s School is keen to connect with any former students, both near and far, who can inspire and motivate the current generation to academic success and career confidence, from those who left recently for further education to those in established careers.

Future First’s vision is that every school or college should be supported by a thriving, engaged alumni community, a vision that SJT strongly agrees with. “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, Managing Director of Future First. “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. It’s really important for all students to be motivated to succeed in the working world and hearing first hand from relatable people in interesting jobs can make a huge difference.”

Emma Parkinson, Head of Sixth Form is waiting to hear from former students on Former students can also sign up to Future First’s alumni scheme via the website and clicking on the “Former Students” link.

Students from the Class of ’86 wishing to attend the reunion can find out more by visiting The Archibald Worthington Club or Gallery Flowers in Whitchurch.

Posted by marchesadmin on 23rd March 2016, under Uncategorized

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