Want help with Wi-Fi or to learn how to make a video call? Find out how Discovery online can help you brush up on your digital skills.
Here at Three, we’re on a mission. We want to help you make the most of technology – especially now that we rely on it more than ever. Our Discovery team is here to help everyone live their best digital life and pick up some new skills along the way.
And with Discovery online, you can learn from the comfort of your living room.
An update from the Discovery team
We want to continue supporting our customers as well as possible during this time. And with that in mind, we’ve had to make some temporary changes to how we operate.
Usually, our Discovery team would be out working with schools, businesses, community groups, and individuals of all ages and abilities. But in today’s digital age, Discovery’s gone online.
Virtual Discovery workshops
While you might not be able to join a Discovery session in person, the team’s still on hand to help. You can now join a Virtual Discovery workshop on Zoom.
There’s something for everyone. From basic digital skills like learning how to use WhatsApp to editing photos with Lightroom or building a website with Wix.
All for free.
Discovery kids’ sessions
Keeping the kids entertained during half-term is hard enough without being in the middle of another lockdown. So, to give you a helping hand, our Discovery team will be running some junior sessions.
They’ll keep your kids occupied with sessions on everything from creating their own cartoons to making digital music. Got a future YouTube star? They can even learn how to film and edit videos.
All sessions are suitable for complete beginners and last for an hour – between 14:15 and 15:15 each day. And you can either join in with the fun or grab a hot cuppa, while you can.
The sessions run from 15 February to 19 February and are completely free. All you need to do is sign up. Places are limited though, so you need to be quick!
Missed a session? Don’t worry – the Discovery team has a whole host of videos on YouTube that you can watch whenever you want.
Here’s the schedule for February half-term:
Monday 15 February – Animated advert creation with Apple Clips
A fun workshop where kids can create an advert with a live poster and super-cool moving stickers. Let their imaginations run wild with all the possibilities in the Apple Clips app. Apple Clips is only available on iOS devices.
Tuesday 16 February – Cartoon making with Toontastic 3D
A chance for kids to make their own cartoon using the free Toontastic 3D app. We’ll show them how to set the scene, plan their story and bring their characters to life with movement and voices.
Wednesday 17 February – Movie making with InShot
Got a budding YouTube superstar on your hands? On Wednesday, we’ll show them how to create a Vlog. They’ll learn how to film and edit a video using the free InShot app.
Thursday 18 February – Animations with Stop Motion Studio
Get ready to bring toys to life! Learn how to shoot and edit a short, animated film. We’ll help your kids to plan and create their own story using props and scenery. Lego works perfectly but you can use whatever you’ve got to hand.
Friday 19 February – Digital music making with GarageBand
Got a little music lover? Then GarageBand could be just the app for you and your little ones. Get ready to create digital sounds from jingles to full-on soundtracks. GarageBand is only available on iOS devices.
Discovery on YouTube
Not around to catch a live stream or a workshop? Check out our YouTube channel for how-to videos to help you find new ways to use your tech for work or play.
Why Discovery is important
A recent survey by Lloyds found that 21% of people in the UK lack the basic digital skills. They found that there were 4 barriers stopping people from getting online: access, skills, confidence, and motivation.
We want to break through those barriers with our Discovery team. We’re offering free sessions to help you develop your digital skills and stay connected. And you don’t even have to be a Three customer to take part.
Who are Discovery sessions aimed at?
Absolutely everyone, all ages, and abilities. All you need is to want to learn something new or to brush up on your skills.
Making digital skills our mission
So far, we’ve helped more than 120,000 people, with ages ranging from 4 to 95. Our aim to raise awareness and help develop digital skills across the country is now becoming a reality. And we’d love you to get stuck in and start making your own discoveries.
Want to find out more about Discovery? Get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can find the team @ThreeDiscovery on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.