Oakley building to become digital learning and skills hub – Gloucestershire News Service

“An ‘immersive reality’ room will provide an interactive 3D digital experience where images are projected onto the walls, ranging from children’s books to space travel, helping to engage children and other users in learning through interaction.

“The facility will also offer free Wi-Fi and public access to computers.

“It will be developed using eco-friendly initiatives including air-source heat pumps, solar panels and LED lighting. The hub will also include a community reading garden and an activity program to support skills development.

“Work is due to start in April 2022, with a proposed completion date of spring 2023, and there will be consultation with the local community as to how they would like to see it develop.”

Cllr Dave Norman, Cabinet Member for Libraries, said: “It is great news that our aspirations for the Oakley community have been recognized by Arts Council England through this successful bid and we are very grateful to 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.”

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