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Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Llyn-y-Forwyn become digital heroes

Welsh medium primary school Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Llyn-y-Forwyn were weekly visitors to Ferndale House Care Home to run a variety of activities. The Deputy Head Teacher Gareth Lucas was interested in developing some digital inclusion activities with the residents and contacted Digital Communities Wales about the Digital Heroes Programme.

Pupils from years 5 and 6 were already supporting parents and grandparents to access the Internet, so they took very little persuading to help out residents at Ferndale House Care Home in the same way.

DCW advisers delivered Digital Heroes training to the pupils. The following week the pupils attended Ferndale House armed with I-Pads and VR goggles.

They taught one of the residents how to use YouTube to watch ballroom dancing, another to research information about his brother who was a chief medical officer in the D-day landings. Another resident was shown how to listen to music online and a lady who previously owned a horse riding school was helped to find videos of show horses.

The Digital Heroes also have plans to support parents and grandparents on a more structured basis.