Teachers urge technophobes to take advantage

iPhone 5
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A group of tech-savvy teenagers are sharing their knowledge with the older generation as part of their school work at the Dacorum Education Support Centre in Hemel Hempstead.

The Key Stage 4 students are doing it as part of their unit titled Helping People in the Community, and launched the free walk-in sessions at Grovehill Community Centre a few weeks ago.

The youngsters went back to basics and taught their elders mobile phone and computer skills such as how to text, send picture messages, sign up to social media, transfer photos to the computer and create folders. Teacher Julie Wilcox is encouraging people to take advantage of the sessions.

She said: “You can’t get better teachers than teenagers when it comes to technology. We’re so amazed at how well it’s working. Some people might be a bit frightened about meeting the students, but they are so respectful, polite and patient, which makes me a very proud tutor.”

The sessions run twice a week from 10am to noon on both Mondays and Thursdays. For more, call 01442 262542.