alumni EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
Keeping our Alumni involved in day-to-day school life and events in school is very important to us. We firmly believe that seeing, meeting and interacting with High Storrians can have a very positive and inspirational impact on our students.
There are always opportunities to get involved and come back to school, and what you see below is only what's happening now. We are open to suggestions, so if you've got an idea of how you feel you could contribute to High Storrs, then please get in touch.
High Storrs Homecoming
Tickets are on sale now https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/high-storrs-school for the next event on Saturday 29th June from 1.30-5pm.
Following the hugely successful first ever Homecoming event in 2018, we are holding this fundraising event again in 2019!
All former students of High Storrs School are invited to come back to school for a special event just for Alumni. You will be able to walk the corridors and look in classrooms, as well as the opportunity to see the new developments at High Storrs. There will be visual displays, including interesting items from the archive. There will also be speakers, entertainment, a bar, food and much more. We will run tours and show you what life at High Storrs is like in 2019.
Current and former staff members will be invited, so you will have an opportunity to catch up with them, as well as a range of former students from across the years.
Included in the ticket price will be:
•A welcome drink on arrival
•Food and a hot drink
Please note, all profits made from this event will go directly back into school to benefit and give opportunities to our students.
Some of the wonderful feedback from the 2018 event:
"Thanks to everyone involved for a very interesting and fun afternoon. I've avoided reunions in the past, but this event was truly enjoyable and I look forward to next year's!"
"I wanted to send you a quick note to thank you-and indeed to congratulate you- for a most enjoyable “Homecoming experience” yesterday. It was wonderful to return once more to High Storrs and to find it a truly remarkable vibrant and happy community."
"We thought that your informal programme was perfect and the three hours whizzed past. The old boys and girls who didn’t attend missed a treat. Perhaps some of them can be encouraged to attend next time..."
Library Books Sponsorship
As a former student of High Storrs School, we are offering you a way in which you could commemorate your time at school, as well as supporting the improvement of the school library for future pupils.
The Library has identified the need for more quality fiction and non-fiction books to replenish the stock. With a donation from our Alumni, we’ll be able to purchase these books, and place an attractive bookplate on the inside to show the book has been purchased by you.
The wording of the bookplate will state that the book has been given by (your name), who attended High Storrs between (given dates). You may wish to donate in the memory of someone else, in which case please state so below.
If you would like to participate, please complete the form below, and return along with full payment by cheque before Friday 21st December 2018. We’d like to thank you very much for your donation and interest in your old school.
Alumni Career/Aspirational Talks
Do you want to talk to High Storrs students about your career, how you got there and any tips for getting into vocational jobs? We are always interested in hearing from people and will be planning a range of talks sessions throughout the year, so get in touch!
Life Skills/PSHCEE lessons
We are hoping to start inviting our Alumni to come into our lower school PSHCEE lessons. We are looking for Alumni from varied backgrounds who have something interesting to say to our young people. Maybe you've made huge changes in your life, changed careers, improved yourself, found that money doesn't buy happiness and so on...? Perhaps you've found happiness in an unlikely place, discovering that you're happy in a job that doesn't pay well? Maybe you were always in trouble at school, but changed your life for the better and are now successful and happy.
Now's the chance to prove to school that you did make a success of your life, or show the teachers you're in a "wow" job we'd never expect you to get to?
We're also looking for people who are in non-gender stereotypical jobs who would be interested in proving to our younger students that not all dancers are female; not all bus drivers are male and not all nurses are female.
Mentoring & Interview Practice
If you're local to school and are keen to give back in a meaningful way, we are starting to look at how we can run a mentoring and interview practice programme. Get in touch if you're interested and we'll send more ifnromation your way.
If you'd like to get involved in any way with your old school, then please send us a message and we'll be happy to discuss this with you.
This wonderful book 'High Storrs School - A Journey' detailing the history of High Storrs School is for sale from the school for just £2 plus postage. A bargain! If you'd like a copy, just get in touch with Abi Merritt in school.
We are selling this image as a print in a variety of sizes. If you'd be interested in purchasing one, please get in touch with Abi Merritt in school.