New tech zone for Cessnock Multipurpose Children’s Centre

VISIT: Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon with staff and students from Cessnock Multipurpose Children’s Centre.
VISIT: Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon with staff and students from Cessnock Multipurpose Children’s Centre.

Cessnock Multipurpose Children’s Centre has a new tech zone for more children to be involved with technology and media.

The new tech zone was created thanks to a $16,330 grant under the Federal Government's Stronger Communities Grants Program.

The investment allowed for the purchase of new laptops, i-Pads, a charging station, keyboards, speakers, headphones and robotics.

Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon visited the centre to congratulate the team on the grant and to see how the space was being enjoyed.

Staff say the new zone has contributed to increased exploration, collaboration and problem solving skills with children developing their confidence, curiosity, persistence, imagination and creativity.

“The modern and purpose designed tech zone enhances the quality of education and care provided and enables further expansion of services in the future,” the centre’s business operations manager Paul Turner said.

LEARNING: Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon with a Cessnock Multipurpose Children’s Centre student. Pictures: Supplied

LEARNING: Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon with a Cessnock Multipurpose Children’s Centre student. Pictures: Supplied

“The social and educational platform provided for children will give our next generations the best possible opportunity for harmony and inclusion within the community."

“Seeing the children interacting with each other in the Tech Zone was a great thing,” Mr Fitzgibbon said.

“Our next generation of children are using technology in such a positive way to learn, experiment and grow.

“It’s clear that the investment in Cessnock Multipurpose Children’s Centre’s new equipment has created a vibrant and inclusive learning space for children of all ages.”