At a time when five million people over the age of 65 in the UK have never used the internet, students at Cheadle Hulme School have been offering a helping hand, inviting grandparents and family members to an iTea and Biscuits workshop.
The school’s ‘Digital Leader’ students offered older family members the chance to get to grips with new technology and view some of the digital work produced by students in the ICT department.
The informal event was held as part of the charity AgeUK’s national iTea and Biscuits Week, which aims to ensure that people in later life don’t miss out on the benefits that the internet and digital participation can offer.
Head of ICT, Louise Hayes said: “The students did a superb job of leading the session, helping those who are non-digital natives gain a quick understanding of tablet computers and their many benefits.
“One grandparent, who is an avid football fan, was delighted to learn about the BBC Sport app, knowing she’ll never miss a final score again!”