Karten Centre Highlights

The Karten Newtwork publishes a newsletter four times a year. Each edition is filled with news and other interesting articles – below are the most recent articles from the Karten Centres.

  • Cantraybridge have recently been awarded funding for our digital studio from the Karten Trust. Cantraybridge is a college for students with learning disabilities and are in a rural situation. Digital technology is the way forward, and our students wished for new hi tech computers, VR equipment and 3D printers. This was provided from the funding […]
  • What is a Chromebook? A chromebook is a laptop computer which has the google chrome operating system built-in. Just like windows and Apple Mac computers, Chromebooks can be used for everyday tasks such as word processing, working with email, using the internet and so much more. They are also a lot cheaper to buy, although […]
  • Students from St Helens Buzz Hub participated ine the Oral History Festival. We hosted a special edition of BuzzTV featuring interviews we conducted as part of St Helens Oral History project. As part of this project students interviewed local and national figures. Many of these were record the interviews in the heart of St Helens […]
  • Hi everyone! I’m Finola, and I wanted to write to you all to share my experience of working with my college’s Communications Team this academic year. I have had great fun furthering my Marketing & Digital Communications skills, through producing a variety of social media content for Homefield College’s accounts (Facebook, Instagram & LinkedIn), as […]
  • In August  2021, ESPA College South Hill was granted funding and official Karten Centre status and saw the successful installation of a brand new Sensory Room.   ESPA College South Hill is an education setting for young autistic people between the ages of 16 and 25 years. The majority of students have additional and complex […]
  • Our immediate focus has been responding to direct need from our members and initiating a mix of face-to-face (when it was safe to do so) and remote training sessions as planned. Our Centre has adopted a cautious reopening approach over the past 12 months to keep members safe, recently returning to being open four days […]
  • Our IT suite was in dire need of upgrading and we were very fortunate to receive a grant for refurbishment from not only the Karten Trust but other trusts as well which enhanced the grant we received. Since our refurbishment we have been able to not only upgrade the PCs in our Centre but also […]
  • The Leicestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) has awarded £300,000 in grant funding to seven local projects addressing digital poverty. The LLEP grant funding supports a range of innovative projects across the city and county, including recycling devices, laptop lending, skills support and digital buddies who can provide one-to-one help. Homefield College are delighted to announce […]
  • Since the Covid pandemic hit in 2020 many people have adopted new technology as a way of keeping in contact with others and doing basic tasks like shopping online. However imagine what life would have been like if you could not see your computer or smart device during the past two years. For many people […]
  • During the Month of March, Members of Buzz Hub St Helens CDP had six exhibitions running in and around St Helens Town Center. 20:20 print exhibitions We had our members 20:20 print exhibitions within the Millennium Center. The prints formed part of an international print exchange organised by Hot Bed Press. This Exhibition is Rubbish […]