Silver Surfers Inspire4Life is a volunteer group running courses for the over 50’s. Details from the group are below:
Computer Courses for all abilities
Are you a complete beginner or would you like to learn about more about computers? Would you enjoy a digital photography course?
A range of computer courses take place at the Barn in Purley-on-Thames on Thursday mornings run by a group of volunteers called Silver Surfers Inspire4Life. The one hour weekly sessions are ideal for all abilities and start at either 10.00am or 11.30am.
The complete beginners’ sessions are free and we usually combine this course with our follow on refresher course at a costs £25 per person for both courses. These courses each last six weeks each, making a total of twelve weeks in all. Topics covered include learning how to switch on a laptop, using a mouse, conducting internet searches, sending emails, attaching photographs and filing documents and lots of practice. We occasionally run these courses separately.
The Photography Extra course is designed for those who are familiar with using a computer; own a digital camera and a computer. Participants learn how to adjust their photographs using Adobe Photoshop Elements software. Topics covered include downloading photos, cropping, removing blemishes or unwanted items, adjusting colour, removing red eye and restoring old photos. This six week course costs £25 per person.
Originally set up in November 2007 courtesy of a grant through the National Lottery, this dedicated group of volunteers are still successfully running their courses for people over the age of 50. Each course has a lead tutor and an individual tutor providing one to one support for each participant making lots of help available. Refreshments are available.
Places currently exist on the following courses:
- Photography Extra – 19 February to 26 March 2015 from 10.00am
- Beginners & Refresher – 23 April to 9 July 2015 at 10.00am
They also run several more slightly more advanced courses called Taking Control, a Beginners Photography course which concentrates on how to take a photo and a Word course. We are also planning to introduce an Introduction to Excel course for 2015.
Hundreds of people have already benefitted from these computer courses, so register now to avoid disappointment! Courses are scheduled based on the numbers who have expressed an interest. So don’t wait till you see a course advertised but put your name on the waiting list.
Additionally, if you’d like to learn Tai Chi in a friendly environment, sessions are offered by this group on a Wednesday at the Barn.
Please ring 0774 329 3165 for more information or visit our website at http://www.inspire4life.me.uk.