Former pupils are being sought to help inspire the current crop at a school.
The Alun School in Mold is one of 400 across Britain working with the education charity Future First to harness the talents and experience of alumni to support current students.
The school wants to contact former students in established careers and recent leavers in further education, those who live nearby and those who have moved away.
Jane Cooper, the school’s headteacher, said: “Every state school student should have the opportunity to succeed in life after school, regardless of their background.
“If students see ‘people like me’ have succeeded, they are more likely to believe they can too.
“They work harder and have higher expectations of success.
“We want more schools to see the benefits of using their alumni as a powerful resource.”
Future First said its vision is that every state school or college should be supported by a thriving, engaged alumni community that helps it to do more for its students. More than 180,000 former students nationwide have already signed up to stay connected with their old school.
David Goodchild, the school’s assistant headteacher, said: “We signed up to Future First’s scheme straightaway.
“A network of former students with all their valuable experience will be vital in helping us to broaden current students’ jobs horizons and equip them for the world of work.”
The school is waiting to hear from former students who can register with Future First by clicking the ‘For former students’ link on the website www.futurefirst.org.uk.