I spent most of today volunteering for the GO ON Barnsley campaign. Basically wearing a rather fetching t-shirt and badge (see above photo) and bestowing the wonders of this new fangled ‘internet’ thing to anyone who would listen.
It was a lot of fun and I’ll be doing the same again twice this month. I even helped out designing the ‘Barnsley’ version of the GO ON logo:
The GO ON Campaign, getting people online
The GO ON Campaign is a national service provided by UK online centres to give new internet users and tutors in computer centres a range of easy courses and useful resources. They are always looking for new ‘Digital Champions’ to volunteer and chances are, if you are reading this blog, you’ll fit the bill so why not sign up and give some of your free time to this great campaign?
The Barnsley leg of the campaign started last week and will run throughout November. The council have even changed the colour of the town hall to signify this event.
More information is on the GO ON Barnsley Facebook page and via Twitter using hashtag #GoOnBarnsley.
Ken Eastwood says
Nice one! This is a great campaign isn’t it. So important that we get as many people in Barnsley online, experiencing the many benefits that the internet can offer.
As well as Facebook and Twitter we have a campaign landing page’ with links to various resources and other content that people may find useful. It’s at http://learn.go-on.co.uk/Barnsley
Thanks again and I look forward to reading future updates from you.