The awarenet Open Lab will expand after receiving funding for that purpose from the Learning Trust. The success of the Open Lab in attracting local school learners and other community members made it imperative to establish another computer lab. Every afternoon, particularly just after school hours, we experience long lines of awarenet Open Lab members patiently waiting to access our single computer lab containing only 13 computers. We are therefore happy to announce that a new additional computer lab will be established next to the old one.
Having two computer labs will give us the opportunity to run clubs and other organised activities in one lab while simultaneously leaving the other lab open for members to choose their own activities such as school work, job searches and games. In that way we can combine a spirit of self-exploration of internet and computers with more structured training led by our staff.