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Silver Surfers at JAGS

We have invited people into school to do a Silver Surfers group on Monday afternoons. The seniors love acquiriing the technical know-how to shop online or Skype grandchildren, helped by sixth formers.

Aims

 

Silver Surfers was set up in partnership with Linkage Southwark with the aim of equipping local elderly residents with new skills in IT and digital technology.   Each week JAGS students work with members of our local community to teach them new IT skills, or sometimes to help them with specific projects they need to do online.  Sometimes internet searches can be daunting! 

 

From September to March, we are learning together, working together and enjoying getting to know one another as we navigate the world wide web and solve a myriad of problems along the way!

 

Background

 

Silver Surfers was set up almost ten years ago following discussions with our friends at Linkage Southwark, whom we have a long-standing partnership with.  Linkage wanted to respond to a need expressed by many of their service users: to find a way to better understand and use technology.  JAGS was happy to respond!

We set up a Monday afternoon workshop with our Year 13 students in an IT suite.  Each week members of the community come to us for IT lessons or support to complete personal tasks requiring IT skills and equipment.    

 

Impact

 

Over the years JAGS has supported almost 100 members of our elderly community to become better equipped with IT and to enjoy an afternoon of intergenerational socialising. 

 

Pupil Involvement

Sixth form

Frequency

 

Weekly, term time, September – March.