Clevedon School pupils receive transatlantic talk

Clevedon School

Clevedon School - Credit: Archant

Sixth form students at Clevedon School have been treated to a unique lesson from a former pupil in Canada.

Nicky Storr, who left the school in 1992, linked up with the current crop of year 12 students via Skype from British Columbia where she has worked for the Government since leaving her job with Avon and Somerset police.

The event was run by Future First, an education charity which works in more than 400 state schools and colleges across the country allowing them to use their alumni as career role models, work experience providers and fundraisers.

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 that someone went to the same school, grew up in the same community and has achieved a fulfilling and satisfying job, it helps them see it is possible for them too.

“It’s really important for all students to be motivated and succeed in the working world and hearing first hand from relatable people in interesting jobs can make a huge difference.”