Confused by technology? What to do when your laptop, desktop, iPad or even phone seems to develop a mind of it’s own and doesn’t do what you want? Answer: go back to school to learn! (Marlborough St Mary’s to be precise).
Starting on 27 February (Thursday) Kath Black, Head of IT at Marlborough St Mary’s will be launching a course of ‘Improve your IT skills’ sessions.
Marlborough St Mary’s boasts fantastic IT facilities at their new premises in Ducks Meadow, just off George Lane and Kath will be spreading these out to be used by the community who want to learn more, as well as just the pupils of the school.
The course will run over six weeks, on Thursday evenings between 6pm and 7.30, ending on 2 April.
What can you learn? The course will cover the basics of computer operation, including such issues – which are now almost everyday – such as:
- Internet safety and anti virus how to stay safe.
- Backing up your computer and using memory sticks
- Creating smart business like documents, formatting text, using tables using pictures, copy and pasting.
- Creating leaflets, flyers business cards etc
- Email including downloading attachments and uploading attachments including photos
- Photos including downloading from your camera or phone, storing photos, editing photos.
- File organisation to work more efficiently
Kath used to run similar courses from St John’s some while back where she was able to introduce a ‘beyond school age’ generation of computer users to the new digital world.
The course will cost a total of £80 and there will be a maximum of eight places, so enrol soon to secure a seat.
To enrol – please call the school office on 01672 513101 or email Kath on KBlack@marlbroughstmarys.wilts.sch.uk