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Our S6 IT specialistsOur S6 students offer suport to the local community

Published by Mr Macdonald
Thursday 05 November 2015

In an age of new, digital devices, many elderly people are still struggling to get up to date with the latest technology, be it with computers, laptops, the internet, phones, tablets or cameras. The problem is that the pace of change in our world is so quick and many people have never had training in how to use some of the electronic equipment mentioned previously. However, this is about to change.

A group of pupils at Castle Douglas High School are offering retired people in the Castle Douglas area the opportunity to learn computing skill or IT skills. This will take over a six week block of weekly sessions, free of charge and delivered by S6 pupils at the school. Those who attend our programme – Silver Surfers – will be assisted with what they feel will benefit them the most. The course will teach a wide range of skills; ranging from basics such as how to switch a computer on and off, to more advanced skills such as how to set up and use Skype.

"I think it's a great idea to try and give something back to our community" said Owen Glasby, S6. "It can be so beneficial to have these
skills, and it will give our customers new opportunities".

The classes will take place on Mondays from 2:40pm - 3.30p,m. If you are interested in attending any of these classes, please phone the school on 01556 502821. Please leave your name and telephone number and a member of the team will get back to you in due course.

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