Former St Richard’s pupils urged to join network of alumni

Did you go to St Richard’s RC School? If you’re a former pupil who would like to support current pupils, the college would love to hear from you!

The college in Ashdown Road is one of more than 500 state schools across Britain which have registered with the charity Future First to set up networks of former pupils or alumni.

Future First’s vision is that every state school or college should be supported by a thriving, engaged alumni community that helps it to do more for its pupils.

More than 50,000 former pupils across Britain have already signed up to stay connected with their old school. They’re inspiring young people in a number of ways: as career and education role models, mentors or e-mentors, work experience providers, governors, donors or fundraisers. Caroline Adams, careers and work experience co-ordinator at the college said: ‘We signed up to Future First’s scheme to help develop our network of past pupils. They have valuable experience which will be vital in helping us to broaden our current pupils’ jobs horizons and equip them for the world of work.’