Digital Rangers Graduate with Flying Colours

Thirteen ‘silver surfer’ students took part in the BT Internet Rangers programme which partners schools with local senior citizen groups to teach computer skills.

 

The project led by teachers Ms Derrington, KS3 Maths Coordinator and Mr Priddle, Head of ICT and Computing, involved students giving one-on-one support to the senior citizens on diverse topics such as, how to find supermarket deals, internet safety tips, e.g. where you can use your debit card and what to look out for when Internet shopping. They also sent Tweets, set up Facebook pages and learnt how to email, use Word, PowerPoint and excel.

 

Joan Fennell, said, “The programme was excellent and it has opened up a whole new world to me, as I was so scared of all computers. The subjects and the content was exactly the right level, especially for the ‘oldies’.”

 

RPHS student Shahmir Khan (11NZ) said, “Seeing the group’s progress every week and knowing our support has helped them achieve what they couldn’t at the beginning of the programme has given us a lot of pleasure”.

 

Headteacher Mr Wheatley said “Engaging with the local community benefits our students in so many ways and judging by the buzz in the classroom every week, students young and old were thoroughly enjoying the practical lesson.”


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