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Norfolk’s young people to benefit from library’s digital training

Just Regional
Mar 20, 2014 2 mins read

Norfolk County Council’s Library and Information Service is offering interactive training to help schools across Norfolk develop their students’ essential web skills crucial in preparing them for Higher Education.

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library have set up their Digital Pathways workshops in partnership with the British Library to encourage schools to develop their students’ digital and research skills.

Open to Year 10-13 students, the training will help pupils develop essential skills such as critical thinking, research and enquiry skills. The workshop will also teach students how to assess the reliability of online content, how to effectively use search engines and will involve discussions on copyright and plagiarism issues.

The workshop is led by trained members of staff and will also engage students with the Norfolk Heritage collection containing books, photographs and historical documents local to Norfolk. Students will then work in teams to gather the information and present it to the rest of the group.

Young Ambassadors, a team of young people aged 13-19 who volunteer at the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, will also be given training in the first Digital Pathways workshop on Saturday 22 March. The workshops will then run regularly until mid-July.

Each workshop is available to groups of 10-14 and can be catered to all abilities. The workshops are free of charge and all equipment will be provided.

For further information or to book a workshop please contact Kath Griffiths on 01603 774709 or email kath.griffiths@norfolk.gov.uk or Charlotte Creed on 01603 774781 or email charlotte.creed@norfolk.gov.uk

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