Staying Safe Session Plans

We are starting new sessions in the next few months. Our sessions will be running on the first timeslot of the session, and we will then host support for people with their own specific issues on the section timeslot of the session. These changes will effect: Oldham Drive Starting 14th November 2016 Cheadle Library Starting January…

Digital – Pradyuman Patel

Staring intently at the laptop screen is Pradyuman Patel. Mr. Patel has been coming along to our sessions at Cheadle Library for several months now as he wanted to learn how to use a computer and more importantly, to be able to contact his family…in Ahmadabad, the largest city in the Gujarat state in India….

Get Online Session Plans

We have a jam packed week coming up… did you know how you can get online with a cauliflower and a courgette? Here are our session plans to help you get prepared. ilocate-session-plan (maps) iwalk session plan (My Fitness Plan) icook session plan (BBC food) irelax-session-plan (Headspace) iPlay session plan (xBox Kinnect)  

Get Online Week 2016

Here is the final version of all activities for Get Online Week 2016. get-online-week-timetable

Get Online Week Final Schedule

Get Online Week 2016 is from 16 – 22 October this year. We assume that all our digital champions are covering their usual sessions but if you have any problems or would like to help out at another session, please contact Ryan at Here is a schedule of all 25 sessions happening that week:…


Whilst Ryan was sunning himself I covered his sessions. To make things a little different at Cheadle Library we looked at how useful the internet is, and the sorts of things you could look up. We used to find out how to report street light not working  & to find out when our cars…

National Photo Day

To celebrate National Photo Day here is our session plan: Better photos on iPad We provided some items for people to photograph rather than having to photograph each other. Have a look what we got up to:  

Get Online Week 2016 Volunteer Briefing

October still seems quite a way off but it will be on us really soon. For that reason we have already started planning Get Online Week 2016. For us it is running from 16th October starting with Coderdojo, until 21st October ending with the annual bowling tournament. During this time we will be hosting 18 separate…

Using Scratch To Connect With Our Community

When Mossbank homes approached us to run a coding club during the summer holidays, we knew we could offer so much more. With a generous budget we were able to think about a competition based Hackday with some pretty impressive prizes, including an iPad Mini. BUT this wasn’t about bribing people to participate, they really needed…

Topical Session Plan – National Parks Week

National Parks Week 2016 will take place this week. It is an annual national celebration and a great opportunity for everyone to get involved. Below is a link to this weeks session plan which works as a handout for learners. There are also relevant links to Learn My Way. Topical Session Plan – National Parks Week

Job Vacancies in Greater Manchester July 2016

There are a few roles that would really suit the skills that our volunteers have and have developed. We hope the below may be useful: Community Organiser Community Connector – Breakthrough Cancer Care Support Worker Support Services Assistant STOCKPORT TARGETED PREVENTION ALLIANCE Key Worker (x2) Fixed term to 31st May 2018 with possibility…

Farewell Peter, a role model for all learners.

It is with great sadness that we heard our learner and friend, Peter Wilkinson, passed away last week. Since hearing the news, we have been thinking of how to pay tribute to him in a way that would do him justice. No words will. Peter joined our Cherry Tree group in 2011. When our founder…