Published: 12/07/2018 19:00 - Updated: 12/07/2018 12:26

Lottery money helps youngsters get tech savvy

Written byAndy Dixon


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All smiles at Fliperz after they receive their lottery grant.

Merkinch Enterprise has been awarded a £2500 grant from the Scottish Children’s Lottery.

The money has been invested in an interactive smart board for the nursery at its Fliperz Day Care Centre, which also has after-school services.

It can be used for drawing, writing, technology skills and games.

Stacey Proctor, childcare manager at Fliperz, said: "The grant from the Scottish Children’s Lottery has helped us immensely.

"The children are becoming more familiar with the modern world of technology and are showing a great interest in the interactive board. They can record their feelings and experiences on it through the drawing app and they take part in indoor physical activities copied from online videos.

"There is still so much to learn both for the children and the staff and we are excited to see what else the interactive board can bring."

Merkinch Enterprise also provides free IT and computer training for people who are unemployed or working part-time, helping them improve skills and grow in confidence.

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