Newcastle City Council is teaming up with the BBC to help people get online and keep up to date with the latest Olympic news.
Give an Hour: Summer of Sport on Tuesday, 31 July will see volunteers from the Library Service, partner organisations and individuals from across the city help members of the public get online using mobile phones, laptops and digital cameras.
The volunteers will be at the giant screen near the Monument from 1pm for one hour to encourage internet novices to have a go and get online.
The event, which has a sporting theme, will celebrate the summer of sport by giving people the confidence to use the internet. It will mean you can find out more about your favourite Olympic team, athlete or sport.
Volunteers will help you to search the internet, watch Olympic events online, discover the history of the Games as well as follow Olympic fixtures and results.
And after surfing the web for the first time you and the volunteers are invited to the City Library between 2pm and 3pm for a cup of tea or coffee.
Cllr Ann Schofield, Newcastle City Council’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Adult Care Services and the Council’s Digital Champion, said: “As we look forward to the Olympic Games there has never been a more exciting opportunity to get online and learn about your favourite sport or athlete. Our volunteers during the Give an Hour: Summer of Sport campaign will show you how straightforward it is to get online and help you use your laptops and smart phones to their full potential. We hope it will give you the confidence to go surfing on your own.”
This event is part of a larger digital inclusion campaign that Newcastle City Council has been running through its Library Service.
Drop in IT events, classes and one-to-one sessions have been organised and run by the library service and its partners to encourage the people of Newcastle to get online.
Newcastle City Council is committed to a Go ON Newcastle campaign which will be linked with plans for the city to have super-fast broadband connectivity for its residents. You can pledge your support at www.godigitalnewcastle.co.uk.
You can follow the events on twitter using the hashtag #digitalhour for everything that is happening in Newcastle or #giveanhour which is for the national campaign.
Page last updated: 23 July, 2012