11/05/2012 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Adult Learners Week 14 May – 18 May in Shropshire

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Adult Learners Week is the UK’s annual festival of learning; inspiring adults all over the UK to discover how learning can make a positive difference to their lives.

As part of Adult Leaners Week, Shropshire Broadplaces are taking the opportunity to promote its regular drop-in sessions, which give adults of all ages the chance to get to grips with computers and the Internet. 

Whether you have never turned on a computer before, need help transferring photos off your digital camera, sending an email ,or anything inbetween, then pop along to one of the Broadplace sessions and get help from a friendly volunteer.  There are also clubs and courses going on throughout the year if you have a particular interest in something like family history or photography.

Gwilym Butler, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member responsible for the voluntary and community sector, said:

“Computers and IT can open up a whole new world to people, from staying in touch with loved ones using social media, to being able to access a whole array of services more cheaply easily through the Internet.  The Broadplace drop-in sessions offer residents the chance to build their skills and confidence in these areas in a supportive, informal environment.”

Broadplace sessions are held at a range of venues across Shropshire in the local community.  Sessions are either free, or we ask for a small contribution of £1 or £2 to cover the costs of using the room.

To find out when and where your nearest sessions are, please contact Sara or Flavia on 01743 252571, or if you have Internet access visit shropshire.gov.uk/shropshirebroadplaces.nsf.

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