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Man sees grandchildren for first time with Harrogate course

Man sees grandchildren for first time with Harrogate course

Published at 12:01pm 11th February 2020. (Updated at 8:58am 14th February 2020)

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A 95-year-old man was able to see his grandchildren for the first time through the power of FaceTime thanks to a course at Rossett Adult Learning.

  • The iPhone/iPad course taught the man how to use an iPad to see his grandchildren who live abroad.
  • The 5 week course returns to Rossett Adult Learning on Thursday 27th February 2020.
  • Topics also include editing/taking photos, videos, social media and Airdrop.

Like a lot of people that have attended the iPhone/iPad course at Rossett Adult Learning, the man, who remains anonymous, received an iPad as a gift and was unaware of the basic functions.

Course tutor Catherine recalls how, following her tuition, he was able to see his grandchildren for the first time in a heartwarming moment:

"It was a very special moment... He'd received a package from a family member overseas which contained an iPad, and as you can imagine in your mid-90's an iPad can be quite frightening!

"He came to me and said he just wanted to learn how to use FaceTime, although he didn't know what it was! It transpired that the only thing he wanted to do was see his grandchildren for the first time who lived halfway around the world.

"Within the five week course we made it possible for him to log on and meet his grandchildren for the first time face to face... It was the most wonderful feeling to see how his world had opened up."

Man using ipad, Rossett Adult Learning iPhone course
A 95-year-old student at Rossett Adult Learning was able to see his grandchildren for the first time via FaceTime.

iPhone/iPad course at Rossett Adult Learning

The iPhone/iPad course is available to all ages and is for anyone that has one of the two Apple devices and wants to learn how to utilise their device's main features.

Just some of the topics that the course will cover include:

  • Taking/editing photos
  • Making videos
  • FaceTime family and friends
  • Social media apps etc.
  • Airdrop

Starting on Thursday 27th February, the 5-week course will give students the tools to master the functions of their Apple devices.

iPhone course at Rossett Adult Learning
The 5 week iPhone/iPad course at Rossett Adult Learning will fill in the gaps in your knowledge of your Apple devices.

*Although the course does not cover Android devices, Rossett are currently on the lookout for a tutor who would be willing to start an Android course. Email: adultlearning@rossettschool.co.uk.

To find out more about the iPhone/iPad course, or any others on offer at Rossett Adult Learning, find them online, on Facebook or call 01423 563768.

Ben Groom from Stray Lifestyle found out more from iPhone/iPad course tutor Catherine:

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