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Cheltenham Town Community Trust launches internet project for schools

Cheltenham Town Community Trust is working in partnership with CityFibre to deliver online and in-person teaching to school children in Cheltenham.

CityFibre, the UK's largest independent full fibre infrastructure platform, has made a donation to the trust to begin a new project aimed at children in years 5 and 6.

The project is focused on providing teaching to school children about the internet - from internet safety to how they can use online tools as part of their education, the history of the internet and IT skills moving forwards.

CityFibre will also be supplying a goody bag to all children who participate in the project, which will be run by Community Trust staff.

CityFibre's full fibre network rollout programme is set to deliver to a third of the UK by 2025, seeing 285 cities, towns and villages receive a transformational digital upgrade. In Cheltenham, the #GigabitChelt project is a year into a three-year programme to provide gigabit-capable connectivity to every home and business in the town.

Neil Madle, CityFibre's city manager, said: "We are delighted to work in partnership with Cheltenham Town Community Trust and local schools to highlight the importance of technology, especially the role it plays within digital inclusion and safety.

"This project will be continuing throughout the next academic year within Cheltenham schools and reflects our commitment to the local area."

As part of the launch between the Community Trust and CityFibre, Cheltenham Town first team player Sean Long has been named as the club ambassador for the project.

Olly Roberts, Community Trust manager, said: "We are looking forward to working with CityFibre and are very grateful to them for their support.

"We can't wait to deliver to local school children right here in Cheltenham, who are going to benefit from being a part of the project."

The Cheltenham Town Community Trust is the charitable arm of Cheltenham Town Football Club and has been delivering a range of coaching, educational and mental health support programmes across Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds since 2007.

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