Kuranui College student Jayden Rees giving Dawn Dryland a helping hand. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED
Kuranui pupils helped eight members of the community to solve the mysteries of modern digital technology during an inaugural lunchtime IT workshop held at the college last Wednesday.
Funded by a grant from Greytown Trust Lands Trust, this joint initiative by the college and the Greytown Community Board is open to elderly residents who are experiencing difficulties using devices such as cellphones, tablets and computers.
Pupils Jackson Harbers, Jayden Rees, Willie Dennison, Samuel Mueller, Reed Miller, Luke Walker and Austen Dale formed the team of tech ninjas on hand to help.
Greytown resident Dawn Dryland thought the workshop was a great idea.
“It was a lovely occasion. Having young people helping the elderly is marvellous, and the students were just wonderful,” she said.
“I learnt more yesterday with Jayden, in such a short time, than I ever have in the past with other people showing me.”
Kuranui principal Simon Fuller was delighted with the engagement between its pupils and the community.
“It’s important that our young people appreciate our elderly community and this type of collaboration is a great opportunity to build stronger connections between the generations.”
Those interested can contact Ann Rainford, vice-chairwoman of Greytown Community Board [06 304 9960] or Maree Patten deputy principal [06 304 9116].