Former students of an Alveston school have been sending messages of support in the wake of a BBC documentary.

Marlwood appeared in two episodes of School, a series studying the Castle School Education Trust.

The documentary showed the school coming to terms with being thrown into special measures by OFSTED in 2017, and former headteacher James Pope's attempts to improve the school in the face of government cuts.

Former student Sarah Houghton set up a Facebook group and Twitter feed following last week's episode. The Facebook group already has close to 500 members.

Sarah has asked people to send in videos or written messages to give teachers who were 'particularly good, helpful or inspiring in their own right a thank you'.

She also hopes to give pupils an insight into the careers others have chosen so they start to think about their future.

Several people have already left messages of support and shared memories of their time at the school.

Sarah added: "We’ve had a good response so far and some really lovely messages for the teachers."

If you wish to leave a message of support visit @CareersafterM on Twitter or join the #WeAreMarlwood Facebook group.

Visit the Friends of Marlwood Facebook page for more information about the work being done to help the school.

They are holding their next meeting in the school's library at 7pm on Tuesday, December 4.