Published: November 6, 2008

Burnham-On-Sea's Mayor joins UK Online Day event at youth centre

Burnham-On-Sea's Mayor was among the guests who attended a special event in the town to mark UK Online Day.

The Burnham Area Youth Centre welcomed Cllr Peter Burridge-Clayton, who tried his hand at online gaming.

Volunteers at the centre had a busy day helping a variety of users, from complete beginners trying the Internet for the first time, to those who wanting to find out a bit more.

The BAY Centre runs regular Friday technology sessions between 11am and 1pm.

The BAY Centre's ICT technician, Mike Lang, said: "At the centre we demonstrate, with assistance from Skills Quest, a patient attitude to training and over the past twelve months the class has developed a club atmosphere. We also have some highly valued volunteers, who regularly provide one-to-one assistance."

Cllr Clayton said: "The class obviously has a friendly atmosphere, and I was pleased to attend the session."

UK Online Day is part of a national campaign targeting off-line families and helping them start using the internet.

Readers wishing to take part in the BAY Centre technology classes can contact Mike on 07889 815860 for further details. There is a £2 per session charge, which includes coffee and biscuits. Participants will eventually be asked to complete a registration form for Skills Quest, who are supporting the classes with paid tutors.

Pictured are (top) Cllr Clayton with computer user Brian Ducker and (beneath) Sheila Green providing some computer advice to the Mayor

 




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