Former students return to school for career initiative

Former Churchill Community College students Dylan Petts, Thomas Hill, Jack Wearmouth Olsioda Ballabanaj and Danielle Falcus.
Former Churchill Community College students Dylan Petts, Thomas Hill, Jack Wearmouth Olsioda Ballabanaj and Danielle Falcus.
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Former pupils at a Wallsend school are returning to help today’s students plan their future.

More than 150 ex-students at Churchill Community College are aiming to inspire current pupils to career confidence and academic success as part of a project run by national education charity Future First.

And the college is looking for more former students to join its alumni network, whether they live nearby or have moved away.

Alex Shapland-Howes, managing director of Future First, said: “More than 39 per cent of state school students don’t know anyone in a job they’d like to do.

“If they see 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.”

Marie Jobson, Post 16 co-ordinator at Churchill Community College, said: “We signed up to Future First to make sure that our former students are connected to CCC and can support us in inspiring upcoming generations.”

Former students who want to get involved should email Marie via marie.jobson@ntlp.org.uk or by clicking on the ‘Former Students’ link on the website www.futurefirst.org.uk