Log on, Learn

Transition Year students from St Brendan’s College have been teaching computing skills to some of the older and retired members of the local community as part of the nationwide initiative known as Log on, Learn.

 The Log On, Learn programme is designed for young and old to share skills with each other.  The one to one nature of learning means that older people can learn about what they want to, at their own pace. The Lessons have been taking place in one of the schools computer rooms, where the focus is on fun, sharing skills, stories and learning for life.

The course suits older people who want to know more about using computers or who may not have had a chance to use a computer before. The transition year students get a lot out of the classes too, mixing with people who have a wealth of knowledge and wisdom, and the time to share it.

The latest group of graduates, passed through following an 8 week course in St Brendan’s this week. Principal Sean Coffey was rich in his praise of the participants whom he said were “exemplars to the students regarding the importance of approaching learning as a lifelong activity and for being willing to always want to learn new skills” He also expressed his delight with the two-0way nature of the benefit as the Transition Year students garnered much from their “pupils” in the process.  He also thanked teachers Declan O’Donoghue & Annette O’Neill for their commitment to the activity. With an increase in the numbers doing Transition Year next year in the College, Mr.Coffey is already inviting prospective applications from the public for next years Log on Learn programme

 

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