This term has seen the introduction of a remarkable new Community Action initiative. An enthusiastic group of local ‘elderly learners’ has come to the school site during Thursday lunchtimes to be taught IT skills by members of our Lower Sixth. Working in partnership with Barnet Age UK, about fifteen of our students have been giving this weekly one-to-one tuition, thereby opening up the world of the Internet to the older generation. Most of the learners had no previous knowledge of computers, but after only a term, many are now competent to communicate with their families via e-mail or to order shopping and do their banking online. In addition, friendships are being forged across the generations and we anticipate this wonderful project continuing for the foreseeable future.
Dr Richard Warden, Chaplain