Computer Newbie

Rush for computer beginners club prompts extra class

Computer Newbie

Following a recent news item in The Bloxwich Telegraph publicising the Stan Ball Centre’s Tuesday morning Computer Beginners Club, which was suffering from a shortage of members, the Centre is pleased to report a very positive response and the next class was OVERSUBSCRIBED by two people, requiring extra chairs!

This means that the over-50’s Centre in Abbotts Street, Bloxwich may look at putting on a second beginners class, making a real turnaround from looking at closing the class last week.

Deb Brownlee, the Centre’s Young at Heart project co-ordinator said “What was really heartening was to see how brave some of the people, including an 80 year old, had been in coming forward to finally learn about computers.”

“It takes a lot of guts to start on something so completely new and it was fantastic to see how excited they were when they realised they could do it and the feeling at the end of the two hours was really vibrant. Several people had been bought laptops for Christmas and didn’t have the faintest idea what to do with them.”

Anyone interested in joining the group or helping to form a second session can ring the centre on 01922 403351. The sessions can be used for complete beginners, to find out about specific problems and own laptops can be brought in.

The sessions are pay as you go, the first session is free then £4 a session.