Published: November 6, 2008
Mayor joins UK Online Day event at youth centre
Mayor was among the guests who attended a special event in the
town to mark UK Online Day.
Burnham Area Youth Centre welcomed Cllr Peter Burridge-Clayton,
who tried his hand at online gaming.
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.
BAY Centre runs regular Friday technology sessions between 11am
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."
Online Day is part of a national campaign targeting off-line families
and helping them start using the internet.
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.
are (top) Cllr Clayton with computer user Brian Ducker and (beneath)
Sheila Green providing some computer advice to the Mayor