Running ComputerXplorers Bristol & Bath is Mike Turner, who decided to take on a new challenge, after running a very successful Management Consultancy for the past eight years. A father of four, Mike’s youngest children, now 12 and 14, were literate in computer basics by the age of four, and Mike believes that ICT skills are vital life tools for today’s youngsters.
Said Mike: “I am always on the look out for new and innovative ways of doing things, so when I heard about ComputerXplorers I set out to find out more about the organisation. The concept is enjoying great success elsewhere in the UK and Eire so I decided to purchase the franchise for the Bristol and Bath area, which also covers Wells and Weston-Super-Mare.
“In talking to people involved with primary education I realised that meeting required levels of ICT provision was a real challenge for some schools. ComputerXplorers gives schools and parents the choice of additional and complementary primary education in ICT, and by including ComputerXplorers sessions either as part of the weekly timetable or an after-school activity, schools can significantly boost children’s skills levels.
“We all know that children learn more when they are having fun, which makes our classes win-win all round,” he added.
Nigel Toplis, managing director of ComputerXplorers in the UK said: “We are delighted to welcome Mike to ComputerXplorers and I’m sure he will find his new career, a rewarding and interesting one. We will be supporting him every step of the way. Our network has more than doubled during the past 12 months and our classes are becoming more and more popular. The children are so absorbed by what they are doing that they don’t even realise they are learning.”
Mastering technology skills at an early age increases children’s e-confidence and competence, and gives them a great head start to their education. ComputerXplorers runs classes that are inspirational and designed to enhance the learning skills of children of different ages and abilities. Younger children can develop their academic readiness skills in core areas such as literacy, numeracy, science, music and art. Older children can improve their computer and software skills, as well as learn some exciting new computer-based subjects, like designing their own video games.
ComputerXplorers provide all the equipment, materials and top quality instructors so there is nothing for schools and pre schools to do other than provide the room and the children.