Diss Junior School pupils help their elders get to grips with IT

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Diss Junior School pupils have been lending a helping hand to their elders in a bid to help them get to grips with IT.

The school pupils, teaming up with South Norfolk Council’s Community Connectors, welcomed ten local residents visited the school on Tuesday for one-to-one training sessions with digital leaders from Years 4 – 6, under the guidance of their teacher Justin Gray.

Training covered the basics of how to log on, surf the net, use a tablet as well as help with practical websites such as the Doctors Surgery.

Headteacher Karen Sewell said: “We are delighted to be involved in this initiative. Not only does it help our local residents with their IT skills but it also enables our community to see the fantastic work that is happening in the Junior School.

“We are incredibly proud of our children and they have shown themselves not only to be good learners but excellent teachers today too.

“The children who are our Digital Leaders have had to apply for this role, be interviewed and show they have an aptitude and passion for computing.

“We are hoping to extend this initiative in months to come.”

The project has been supported by the Community Connectors in Diss who are part of the South Norfolk Early Help Hub - a multi-agency team including South Norfolk Council, Diss Junior and Infant School, staff from Norfolk County Council, Social Services, the Police and health visitors.

The Community Connectors work at a very local level, identifying where people need that extra bit of support and through the Hub can help them connect to the right agencies.

Community Connector Lisa Lucas said: “We are out working in the community and if we see an opportunity to help people and improve their quality of life then we do our best to make it happen.”

For you would like more information about Early Help, please contact www.s-norfolk.gov.uk/earlyhelp 01508 533933 facebook.com/disscommunity-connectors