Students offer digital support at High Street hub

PUBLISHED: 08:34 14 November 2018 | UPDATED: 08:34 14 November 2018

Number 65 High Street, Nailsea. Nailsea School students volunteering to help the 'techno-timid'.      Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Number 65 High Street, Nailsea. Nailsea School students volunteering to help the 'techno-timid'. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Community-minded pupils from Nailsea are helping older people to get to grips with technology.

Students in years 12 and 13 from Nailsea School started volunteering at Number 65 High Street when it opened up last year.

Volunteers help people to learn more about using the internet and apps to access support for long-term health conditions and to enable them to keep in touch with family and friends.

The scheme was set up by Nailsea Town Council to reduce social isolation.

MORE: New health and digital support service to open at Number 65.

Clerk Ian Morrell said: “We are delighted some students have returned this school year and new ones have volunteered.

“We have around 10 pupils helping when they have free periods in the mornings.

“This initiative brings a real benefit to us and hopefully also to the students themselves and is made possible because of the support of staff at Nailsea School for which we are grateful.”

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