OPEN Youth Trust (OPEN) and Age UK Norwich have joined forces again to bring a series of IT Masterclasses to help older people get the most of using computers.

These session are run by young volunteers at OPEN and are aimed at helping the older generation to stay in touch with families, to shop online or just to do some research on the internet.

Taking place either Wednesday or Saturday afternoons, the masterclasses on offer also include such topics as how to edit photos, videos and getting to grips with laptops and tablets.

The dates of the sessions are Wednesday 19th April, Saturday 22nd April and Wednesday 26th April.  All take place from 2.30pm  4.30pm at OPEN on Bank Plain.

Charlie Harbord-Bye, one of OPEN’s young volunteers who’s previously been involved in delivering the IT sessions said: “It’s been great fun to be able to share my knowledge with the older generation.  I’ve also learnt at lot from working with this group too”.

Peter Lane a previous participant said “I’d been to a more formal class, a couple of years ago, but they tried to teach us too much. These sessions are very much geared to what you, as an individual, want to know.  My tutor was a very helpful young lady, and took it at an easy pace. So it was great. I’d recommend anyone to get in touch with Age UK about this and thanks to OPEN for doing it.”

Anyone interested attending any of these sessions should get in touch with Age UK Norwich on 01603 496333 and ask for Natasha Farr alternatively email Natasha on natasha.farr@ageuknorwich.org.uk

Photo caption:  Young volunteer, Charlie Harbord-Bye with Peter Lane