Along with a team of dedicated local volunteers, pupils from The Corsham School have become teachers after sharing their IT skills with their community.
The role reversal has seen 18 sixth form pupils volunteer to help at the new IT club launched at Corsham’s Springfield Community Campus this week.
The internet savvy teenagers will be working alongside local volunteers to teach people about sending emails and browsing the web as part of a Wiltshire Council initiative to reduce social isolation, particularly among the elderly, and increase IT skills in our communities.
Students are given a weekly ‘enrichment slot’ on their timetables to attend the IT club at the Springfield Community Campus and offer one to one support and advice.
The club is supported by Wiltshire Online but entirely run by volunteers every Wednesday between 2pm and 4pm.
Volunteering for this initiative increases confidence and communications skills, enhance the volunteers’ cvs and encourage different generations to come together for activities at the campus.
For more information and to register for the IT club, you can visit Wiltshire Online at http://www.wiltshireonline.org/ or please contact me.
Community Engagement Officer
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