Call for Norwich school alumni to offer careers advice to current pupils as part of national scheme

Notre Dame High School. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Notre Dame High School. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Former Norwich students are being called on by a national education charity to offer careers advice to pupils at their old schools.

As part of a new scheme, Future First is asking students from five schools in Norwich - City Academy Norwich, City of Norwich School, City College Norwich, Notre Dame High School and Open Academy - to connect with current pupils to boost their ambition.

The initiative, funded by the government's Careers and Enterprise Company, will see the alumni volunteer in assemblies and workshops and take part in World of Work days.

Christine Gilbert, executive chairman of Future First and a former Ofsted chief inspector, said: 'The young people in these schools will truly benefit from working with former students, who will show them what's possible and open their eyes to a world beyond their own.'

• The charity is encouraging alumni of the schools to sign up and support the programme - visit

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