Back to School

Back to School is a campaign set up by the charity Future First and the i paper to encourage people to offer their time to their old schools and help build school and and college alumni communities

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Yvette Cooper goes back to school

The Labour Shadow Secretary visits Airdale Academy in Castleford

i's campaign receives backing from Government

Minister supports involvement, praising 'brilliant idea'

Experiment with careers, Dame Marjorie Scardino tells girls at Eltham Hill Technology College

'Try to work on something that has a purpose,' says the US-born executive

Ledley King heads back to his primary school in Mile End, London

‘I was just the same as they are, with the same dreams’

A letter to my 16-year-old self

NUS president Toni Pearce, age 23, writes to her teenage self

Back to School: Social media response

We've been asking readers their advice for students at 16 as part of the i paper's Back to School campaign. Here's a selection of the best:

David Laws tells students to ‘think big’

The Schools Minister was speaking at an event run by Future First

Back to School: Florence Knight

'Pick up a thread of interest and pursue it doggedly until you find your niche'

Back to School: Ex-pupils inspire today's pupils

Past successes can be key to great futures

Back to School with the i paper

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