Corsham School students have become teachers after sharing their IT skills with their community.
The role reversal has seen 18 sixth form students volunteer to help at the new IT club launched at Corsham’s Springfield Community Campus.
The internet savvy teenagers will be teaching 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 will be run by volunteers every Wednesday between 2pm and 4pm and will be supported by Wiltshire Online.
Students received training from the Wiltshire Online team to prepare them for working with a range of potential learners.
Volunteering for the initiative will increase their confidence and communications skills, enhance their CVs and encourage different generations to come together for activities at the campus.
Jonathon Seed, cabinet member for campuses, said:
“Young people often lead the way with digital skills and are the IT experts of tomorrow.”
“This is the campus ethos in action, bringing our communities together to improve lives and help each other.”
For more information and to register for the IT club visit Wiltshire Online at http://www.wiltshireonline.org/