A new and “exciting” project based in the centre of Grantham will see further opportunities available for students with learning difficulties.
The opening of the Lite Bytes internet cafe and canvas printing centre is the result of a collaboration between education providers, such as Lincolnshire County Council, that already work with the students who will be using it. Based in the Jubilee Church Life Centre in St Catherine’s Road, Lite Bytes will also be run by the students, with support from staff and volunteers. The project was launched at the centre last week, where guests were able to take a look around and try the light refreshments that will be on offer. During the launch, a talk was given by the founder of Finerday, a social networking site which is closed to anyone other than the users’ family and friends. Clare Jones, who works with young people at Earlesfield Youth Centre, said: “The core aim of the café is not for members of the general public, but the elderly and vulnerable within the community as a meeting place.” Meanwhile, the canvas printing arm of the project will give students work-based learning, allowing them to learn new skills.