South East Wales

Care home residents given tech lessons by school children

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Media captionSchool children give care home residents a lesson in using mobile phones, laptops and tablets

Primary school children have been giving lessons in selfie-taking, using apps and searching the internet to residents at a care home.

Pupils aged between nine and 11 from Ysgol Coed y Gof, visited Plas Bryn Care Home in Cardiff.

Maggie, nine, said: "It's really fun to teach people to use technology instead of people helping you."

Doreen Kinsey, who is in her early 80s, said: "I love it and we all love it. We enjoy seeing them, it takes us back."

Image caption Digital Communities Wales provided training for the children ahead of the visit

It is hoped the lessons will become a regular feature at the home.

Manager for Plas Bryn Sheena Bowen said: "Inter-generational working is key. We do a lot of work with schools in the community and it works both ways - we all get so much out of it. It's fantastic."

It is the second time the children have visited the residents - earlier this year they interviewed them about how Cardiff had changed over the years for a school project.

Digital Communities Wales provided training for the children before the latest visit.

Image caption Year five and six pupils from Ysgol Coed y Gof have been sharing their digital skills

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