Silver Surfers head back to College

SILVER Surfers made their way back to college on Friday last, when Cross and Passion College, Ballycastle hosted their first ever Silver Surfers Day.

The SSD event was held nationwide on 21st May with highlights of the successful events broadcast on TV, radio and in the newspapers.

Sir Terry Wogan and Dame Vera Lynn had recorded a video for Silver Surfers Day on their experiences of using the Internet.

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The free SSD event held in Cross and Passion College brought together local people all interested in finding out more on what Silver Surfing was all about.

Those attending were given an insight into getting online and with the help of students and ICT Department staff, they were able to have a 'hands on experience' at different areas of the internet. These included, surfing the world wide web, emailing, listening to online music, watching TV online, using online photo editing software and last but not least, having a go at using a web camera and skype.

This is a free online facility which allows people to communicate with family further afield and with the use of a web camera they can also see their family onscreen. This was a great hit among those attending.

Sixth year students from the college kindly volunteered to help at the event and received praise for both their friendliness and patience in guiding the surfers through the different aspects of surfing the internet. Feedback from the event was very positive so it is hoped that Silver Surfers Day will become an annual event in the college's calendar.

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