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“A lot of people in Cornwall focus on the here and now and what’s going on in their local communities and I think, as this Bodmin College alumni have shown, that the world is a lot bigger than that.”
Scott Mann MP
Scott Mann MP has been to watch an alumni workshop at Bodmin College in his constituency of North Cornwall. He was eager to see an alumni event in action after hearing about the work Future First is doing to improve students life chances across the country.
Future First has been working with Bodmin College for two years to help build an alumni community that can help raise students’ aspirations.
The local MP was struck by how instrumental alumni can be in helping to broaden students’ horizons, saying: “A lot of people in Cornwall focus on the here and now and what’s going on in their local communities and I think, as these Bodmin College alumni have shown, that the world is a lot bigger than that.”
Scott Mann and Bodmin College former students, from left to right: Jamie Goldsmith (parliamentary assistant to Scott Mann), Scott Mann, Daniela Fernandes (languages student), Cassie Brewer (junior doctor), Fin Irwin (community arts coordinator), Ashleigh Argent-Howard (university student), John Worster (geography student), Hattie Hignell (fashion designer), Barnaby Smith (junior doctor)
Scott Mann takes part the alumni workshop with Year 11, 12 and 13 students
Students hear from Hattie Hignell, a fashion designer based in New York
Fin, a community arts coordinator, talks to students about his journey since leaving the college
Cassie tells students her story of becoming a junior doctor