FORMER students are being asked to return to a Southampton school to inspire the next generation.

Redbridge Community School last month joined a programme run by national education charity Future First which is aimed at helping schools and colleges develop past pupil networks.

Former students will return to volunteer at assemblies and workshops, designed to motivate current pupils to "broaden their job horizons" and "increase their chances of accessing their chosen careers".

Redbridge is one of a thousand state secondary schools to take part with more than 260,000 former students already signed up to take part across the UK.

The school have already grown their alumni community to 35 in just a month and now the school wants to contact even more former students.

Mr J S Ashley, Headteacher. said he is "delighted" to have joined the programme.

"A network of past students with all their valuable experience will be vital in helping us to broaden current pupils’ job horizons and equip them for the world of work.

“We’d love to hear from form Redbridge students and welcome them back to guide the next generation on to success."

Ex students can get involved by emailing the headteacher.