Computer skills courses for all at Emmbrook SchoolBy Julie Spencer
January 02, 2013
People can find out how to get online at a free session at Emmbrook School.
Five tutors will teach basic computing skills during the two-hour lesson on Thursday, January 17 at 3.30pm.
Tony Houghton, who teaches computer skills at Woodley Age Concern Day Centre, said: “Anybody who has not yet discovered the delights of getting online – from booking holidays to speaking to relatives in Australia or wherever, to finding old friends, to saving time and money by renewing their car tax online – may do so for free.”
Mr Houghton will run the session with Keith Freeman, who also tutors at Woodley Age Concern and Rod Rainer, David Howlett and Sam Dauncey, computer experts from Wokingham U3A.
The session is part of a national drive to get those not online, on the web.
Statistics from charity Go-On-UK, chaired by the Government’s digital champion Martha Lane Fox, show there are 16 million people in the UK without basic online skills.
To book a place call (0118) 978 4287 or (0118) 967 7720.