Former Labour leader Ed Miliband MP returns to his old Camden school
PUBLISHED: 12:02 05 February 2016 | UPDATED: 13:04 08 February 2016
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Former Labour leader Ed Miliband returned to his old Camden school as part of a national education campaign to encourage alumni to inspire current pupils.
The MP, of Dartmouth Park, visited Haverstock School, in Chalk Farm, yesterday, where he spoke to its youngest pupils about life as a politician and his journey to the frontbenches.
He was there as part of the Back to School Week campaign run by education charity Future First, which invites state school alumni to return to their old schools to raise aspirations and inform youngsters about their career options.
Mr Miliband, who left the school in 1981, said: “It’s great to be back at my old school, Haverstock, that taught me so much. I am also pleased to be party of the excellent work Future First do in helping schools to raise ambitions and achievement through alumni networks.”
Alumni at 400 schools across Camden and the UK have given assemblies and workshops all week to help prepare current pupils for the working world.
Last week, Hampstead School in Cricklewood welcomed back alumni whose jobs included photographer and business consultant.
A recent poll by Future First and Yougov shows that state school pupils are ten times more likely to think they and their classmates won’t succeed in their careers compared with pupils at private schools.