Do you type when word processing with two fingers or are you a hunt for the key and peck at
the found key style typist? Have you ever wished that you could word process faster or word
process without having to constantly look at the keyboard? Well this might be the Menzies
Activities Days’ option for you to think about, learning to touch type.
There are many benefits of being a touch typist:
an increase in the number of words per minute you type
an improvement in your accuracy
a reduction in mental and physical fatigue
an improvement in your health
a greater chance of employability
an improvement in your focus at the keyboard
an opportunity to edit your work as you type
But wait there is more. It is proposed that the touch typing option be offered alongside an
opportunity to get a head start in the annual Summer Reading Programme promoted by the
libraries in Southland. Or you might only want to pursue this option. Imagine what bliss it would
be to be at school but to be able to sit out in the sun under a tree lost in the world of a book.
This programme usually offers excellent incentives to read and I am sure this year will be no
Lastly it is envisaged that the activity or activities will be broken up with some physical activities of the
Mrs Barbara Williams
Minimum 6 studnets, maximum 12 students.
There will be no or very little cost associated with this activity.