New! Recently added courses

The following courses have just been added or have recently changed:

  • Computing: Windows 10 Beginners (NF78)If you are struggling with Windows 10, start here! We will give you a general overview of Windows 10 and an insight into what is new and how it compares with older operating systems. You will learn using your own laptop.
  • History: Life in Pompeii and Herculaneum (NF188)Would you like to know what life in ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum was like? Then join us for short talks, photos and videos. You will find out about the history of the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and will be given an amazing insight into Roman life. All welcome - under 18s who are not pupils at St Ivo School must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Photoshop Workshop - An Introduction (NF330)The course will provide a gentle introduction to Photoshop, starting with an explanation of the different types of picture file and how they are best sized and saved. Learners will be shown how to enhance and modify their images for printing, for social media or for saving in a digital album. You will look at editing photographs, improving or altering their lightness, their colours and removing unwanted elements. Finally, you will look at how to add to an image, introducing objects from other images.
  • Sewing: Machine Quilting NEW (NF173)Learn how to quilt using your sewing machine. You will be introduced to various techniques for machine quilting including straight, decorative and free stitching, and you will learn how to prepare the fabric and wadding, which thread to use and the correct type and size of needle. There will be lots of opportunity to experiment with different ways of quilting and at the end of the day you will have detailed notes and samples for reference and lots of ideas so that you can carefully plan your next quilting project.
  • Worry Less NEW (NF331)Do you find yourself over-stressed, anxious and weighed down by the uncertainty of life? This workshop will aim to provide an understanding of why worry happens and offers some practical strategies for managing worry and anxiety. The course will include how to face anxiety-provoking situations with confidence, how to solve problems effectively and how to challenge beliefs about worry. We will also cover understanding the process of how worries build into an ‘anxious storm’. You will be taught practical solutions for how to break the cycle of worry, how to face anxious situations with confidence, and how to challenge unconscious beliefs that keep worry going.