More computer-based learning opportunities in Coldstream

STUDENTS at Coldstream's adult learning group, Second Chance Academy, were celebrating this week when a new suite of laptops came into use.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 17th February 2010, 10:37 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th February 2010, 10:37 am

The computers are also to be made available to other community groups through Coldstream Community Association and there will be scope to set up more computer-based learning opportunities.

Second Chance Academy has designed a microsite for Onlineborders and has been looking for new equipment for some time to support this.

Several students are working towards SQA qualifications in numeracy and computer topics as well as brushing up on English skills. The laptops were provided through SBC Community Learning and Development under the National Grid for Learning scheme.

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Adult learning worker, Catherine Hadshar, was also delighted that the new laptops would be in place for parents groups about to start at the Annexe.

'Me and My Baby' starts on Wednesday, February 24, from 2-3pm, offering participants an opportunity to make a special keepsake about their own baby's development and learning in the first year, while gaining an SQA qualification.

The other group, 'Big Questions', will be using research and investigation techniques to look into issues around support and services for families in Coldstream.

All parents are welcome to come along to the Annexe and find out more on Thursday, February 25, from 2-3pm. More details on these groups as well as Second Chance Academy are available from Catherine Hadshar on 01361 882623.

Plans are currently being drawn up for a special launch event to welcome people in the town along to see the new facilities.