Age has certainly been no barrier when it comes to learning for 74 year old Nettlebed resident, Norman Gibson. To date, Norman has successfully completed courses in Computing for Beginners and Advanced Computing at The Henley College in part time evening classes.
A key member of the Nettlebed Parish Council, Norma nalso heads up the Henley Branch of Parkinson’s UK, a group who support their community and hold free, informal meetings and activities for people affected by Parkinson’s. His work with them was the catalyst that prompted Norman to enrol in the computing courses as they help him to achieve his work with these organisations in a professional capacity. As he acknowledges,“I now do a lot of my accounting and admin in Excel and it has improved my workflow greatly”
Originally hailing from Glasgow, Norman has been living in Nettlebed for just under forty years, and first heard of The Henley College courses through the local community grapevine. He adds, “It is great that the courses are offered on my doorstep and they allow me to commit to a six-week course very easily”
Initially, Norman was attracted by the variety of the courses, but felt the computing courses were exactly what he wanted to improve his day-to-day work life. He adds, “I am very pleased with the course and felt the content and teaching was just the right balance for me and what I needed. I have learned a lot of practical computer skills that I put into practice on a daily basis and would certainly do more courses at Henley College…I just need to find the time!”
The Henley College are having a part time courses Information event next Tuesday 26th June from 6 – 8.30pm. There will be live demonstrations, speakers, a free prize draw and plenty of information about all of their courses. So whether you are interested in exercise classes, social media, ceramics, learning a new language, childcare qualifications to digital photography, there is something for everyone! All are welcome and refreshments will be available.