Cheltenham gets a new £250,000 digital learning center – Gloucestershire film & culture

Cheltenham is set to get a brand new center for digital learning and skills, thanks to a £250,000 prize from Gloucestershire Libraries.

The new hub in the Oakley area of ​​Cheltenham will be equipped with the latest digital technology, including an ‘immersive reality’ room which will offer an interactive 3D experience with projections on the walls, as well as free Wi-Fi and computers for the public to use.

Offering free facilities, literacy and learning training and support to the wider community, the center will specifically focus on early years children, schools, students and adults isolated from local sheltered accommodation.

Library cabinet member Councilor Dave Norman said: ‘It is fantastic news that our aspirations for the Oakley community have been recognized by the Arts Council of England through this successful bid and we are very grateful for their support. This will allow us to create an exciting new facility offering the latest digital technology to help with skills and learning.

“I’m sure it will be an invaluable asset to the whole community and I can’t wait to see it take shape and hear from locals telling us how they would like to see it develop.”

Funding for the new center comes from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Library Improvement Fund and is provided by Arts Council England.

Work is expected to begin in April 2022 with a proposed completion date of spring 2023, following consultation with the local community.

By Chloe Gorman

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

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