Neale-Wade welcomes back former pupils to inspire current students

PUBLISHED: 15:23 14 December 2017 | UPDATED: 15:23 14 December 2017

Dominic Mohan, former editor of The Sun newspaper, returned to Neale-Wade in October as a guest speaker at the academy’s fifth annual awards evening

Dominic Mohan, former editor of The Sun newspaper, returned to Neale-Wade in October as a guest speaker at the academy’s fifth annual awards evening

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Neale-Wade Academy is welcoming back former pupils to support current students with careers advice.

Over the year, the March school has welcomed back nine alumni volunteers from a variety of professional sectors to support and inspire current students.

Working in partnership with Future First, a national education charity that helps schools build connections with their alumni, Neale-Wade has held three employability workshops for Year 9 students.

The workshops were supported by former pupils of the school, including Lillian Hosea, director and founder of the People Academy and Shane Hennells, hygiene manager at GS Fresh.

The alumni shared their experiences of school and offered advice to students on the world of work.

At the school’s annual awards celebration last summer, guests were joined by former editor of The Sun newspaper and ex-Neale Wade pupil, Dominic Mohan, now CEO of PR firm The Outside Organisation.

Mr Mohan spoke about the influence Neale-Wade had on his career and how to land your dream job.

Jason Wing, Neale-Wade executive principal, said: “I am delighted to have such supportive and highly positive role models working with our students.

“It reaffirms my belief that the children of March and the local villages can compete with the very best nationally and this is reinforced by the success of our alumni.”

With the support of Future First, Neale-Wade has built a network of 380 former pupils.


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