Our #IWentToStateSchool campaign aims to showcase state school alumni at their best. Our mission is to see every state school and college supported by a thriving and engaged alumni community, which improves students’ motivation, confidence and life chances.
Role models broaden student horizons and raise their aspirations – it’s seeing someone just like them achieve something more than they thought possible that can really help change lives. That’s why we started the #IWentToStateSchool campaign – to highlight the myriad different voices and stories from alumni who have gone on to achieve great things, regardless of their start in life.
Add your story to our campaign using the #IWentToStateSchool hashtag.
lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Be the role model that you wanted to meet at school. Join our campaign and inspire young people by sharing a video or a tweet about your journey from state school to where you are now. #IWentToStateSchool #nowrongpath #StateSchoolHero pic.twitter.com/LDeofszuWh
— Future First (@FutureFirstOrg) August 18, 2020
lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>#IWentToStateSchool @HansonAcademy I got good grades at GCSE & A Level, have a Masters degree in Pharmacy and a number of PG qualifications. I’m now a Chief Pharmacist for an NHS Trust in the city I grew up in 17 years after leaving school. #nowrongpath https://t.co/xvmPX4WrEu
— Jaspreet Sohal 🐝 (@jassij1984) August 24, 2020
lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>I went to a state school, I was told kids from Crewe didn’t go on to become doctors – went on to be first medic president of @icunion, graduated from Imperial College, have been a consultant obstetrician, and now COO and deputy chief exec of an NHS Trust #IWentToStateSchool https://t.co/nEwdvTgWtL
— Andy Heeps 💙 (@andyheeps) August 18, 2020
lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Thank you @FutureFirstOrg for this important campaign! #IWentToStateSchool @MaestegSchool, was inspired by teachers there to consider uni, went to @KebleOxford, worked in #openaccess research publishing & now #healthliteracy for @NELFT & (more!) study @LSBU_HSC #nowrongpath https://t.co/1c01diVvSc
— Catherine Lynne Jenkins (@CathLynneJ) August 28, 2020
Want to get involved?
At Future First, we’re always keen to hear from role models – sign-up to our network below, or consider being on one of our inspirational alumni posters that showcase success and inspire students as they walk through their school corridors. Simply send a portrait photo, the name of your old school and your current job title to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch.