School bids to link up with its former pupils

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Leaders at one of Doncaster’s largest secondary schools are trying to bring together their former pupils – in a bid to help its current youngsters.

Ash Hill Academy is trying to set up an alumni network – a contact group of the school’s former pupils.

Those who sign up would be invited to events by the school, which are likely to include reunions of former pupils.

It is also being suggested by the school that some alumni may be able to help current pupils.

The campaign to track them down extends to pupils of the school under its former names – Hatfield Visual Arts College and Hatfield High School.

A school spokesman said: “We are currently looking to build an alumni network for the Academy with the help of the education charity Future First.

“We want to get back in touch with as many of our former students as possible, so we can keep them up to date with how they are all doing and to create a thriving alumni community around the academy.

“By joining, alumni will get regular updates from the academy, be told about any exciting opportunities that are coming up, and be invited back to attend events and possibly even reunions.

“In return we would love to use their expertise to support the current generation of Ash Hill Academy students.

“Maybe they could come back and share advice and experiences, mentor students, offer work experience, or even become a governor.

“We want to get back in touch with as many former students as we can.”

Anyone who wants to sign up for the network would be asked to fill in a short form, and would be sent emails during the year. The schools says it will only send a few emails, and will not ‘bombard’ people.

Anyone who wants to sign up for the group can do so over the internet.

n Visit http://networks.futurefirst.org.uk/former-student/ashhill to sign up.