Ellen Dodd and Beth Rogers navigate the Bureau of Meteorology website with the help of Fiona Mackay.
Ellen Dodd and Beth Rogers navigate the Bureau of Meteorology website with the help of Fiona Mackay. Leigh Jensen

Students teach seniors to surf net

THE ‘Silver Surfer’ has risen at Orara High School.

Grandmas and grandpas enjoyed an internet workshop surfing the net and learning some pearls of wisdom from teenagers.

The special workshop was offered by the school as a part of Seniors' Week so students could reach out to older people.

Ellen Dodd first visited Orara High School in 1975 when her daughter became a student there but the tables turned when she joined the class with the assistance of Year 10 students.

“The class was useful because I’m hoping to get a computer,” Mrs Dodd said.

Mrs Dodd’s dream of owning a computer stems from a suggestion from her son to ease communication problems caused by hearing difficulties.

Mrs Dodd learnt to use the Bureau of Meteorology’s radar viewer and how to cook a lobster watching a video on You Tube.

While at the school, seniors enjoyed a morning tea prepared by Year 11 and 12 hospitality students and had a spin around the dance floor with Year 9 students learning the Pride of Erin.



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