Today at Apple – Discover More FREE IT Training for Kids

The Apple Store in Victoria Square, Belfast now run weekly session for kids and family session in Photography, Art & Design, Music, video, coding for kids and more. This is a great opportunity to allow children to develop IT skills from an early age as well as a great family fun day even if it is raining outside. There is no previous experience needed and all equipment is provided if needed, but you are more than welcome to bring your own Apple device.

See below a brief description on what is on offer:

Video

Kids and families will learn how to make movies together. Kids will brainstorm ideas, storyboard and get hands-on capturing footage with iPad. They’ll collaborate to create an exciting movie trailer and explore editing techniques using iMovie. Each group will showcase their trailer at the end of the session. Bring your iPad or we’ll provide one. Recommended for all skill levels.

 

Photography

Learn how to set up and take family portraits using iPad and iPhone. Kids will find interesting backgrounds, use different light sources and direct family members for their photo shoot. They’ll use Live Photos to capture action, and add fun art and text to their portraits. iPhone or iPad devices will be provided, or bring your own. Recommended for families and kids aged 5–12.

 

Music

Create a theme song for your favourite TV programme, book or game using GarageBand on iPad. We’ll cover rhythm basics, and kids will get hands-on experimenting with Smart Drums, adding pre-recorded loops and remixing their theme song. Bring your iPad or we’ll provide one. Recommended for aged 6–12.

 

Coding for Kids

Coding Lab for Kids: Sphero Robot Obstacle Challenge

Help a Sphero robot navigate obstacles using code in the Sphero Edu app on iPad. Kids will explore block-based coding by programming simple movements, changing colours and more. They’ll set up obstacles and use iPad to program a path for their robot to navigate. Bring your own devices or we’ll provide them. Recommended for kids aged 6–12.

 

Coding Skills: Getting Started with Swift Playgrounds

Swift is a powerful programming language created by Apple that’s used to build many popular apps. And Swift Playgrounds is an app for iPad that makes learning how to code interactive and fun. In this 60-minute session, we’ll show you how to get started with coding using the Swift Playgrounds app. Bring your iPad or we’ll provide one. Recommended for beginner coders aged 12 and up.

 

Art and Design

Art Lab for Kids: Make Your Own Emoji

Kids will learn fun ways to create their own emoji. We’ll show them how to draw colourful faces and objects. They’ll get hands-on using the Procreate app on iPad with Apple Pencil to draw an emoji to take home. Devices will be provided.

 

For more information on the sessions and to book – click here

Upper Ground Floor

1 Victoria Square

Belfast, BT1 4QG