Pupils bridge the generation gap

Pupils bridge the generation gap

A group of tech-savvy Salford pupils have been helping local pensioners get to grips with tablet technology as part of a project aimed at tackling isolation.

The Albion Academy pupils trained as digital champions to teach residents at Muirhead Court in Charlestown essential IT skills, including how to use email, Skype, online banking and browse the web.

Margaret Rose Martin, 74, says she is enjoying the workshops with her 15-year-old mentor, Liam Cole, and has even been learning how to play Angry Birds and take the perfect selfie.

“I had never been on a computer before in my life and at first I was really nervous because I didn’t think I’d be able to do it, but Liam is the perfect teacher.”

Liam says: “It’s really important that we can share our skills with the older generation and we can learn from each other.”

Pic: Margaret Rose Martin, 74, at a Tea And Tech session with her mentor from Albion Academy Liam Cole, 15

Picture: Salix Homes/Community Newswire