Apple Store School Nights success


Pupils at Stepping Stones school travelled to the Apple Store in London's Regent Street. The pupils participated in only the 2nd Apple School Night event held in the UK.

The School Night event provides school pupils with an opportunity to present to a mixed audience, consisting mainly of customers, though some friends and families of the pupils were also present. Many customers stopped to watch the pupils presenting in the instore theatre space.

The main purpose of the evening, was to give our pupils opportunities to present their digital creativity work. Our pupils presented a range of applications and media, including, iMovie video projects, Flash Animations, Comic Life stories, SketchUp design projects.

Here are some photographs of our exceptionally talented pupils, on stage, microphone in hand, talking confidently about their work.

The group assemble on stage, quite nervous, but eager to talk about their work.

Amy is first to present. She presents her Sailability video.

Dominic steps up and shows some of his SketchUp 'Future School' designs.

Dan talks about how he developed his Flash Animations.

Jessica closes by presenting some Comic Life stories.

This was a fantastic experience for the pupils, and all were invited to return to the store, with their Macs to present future work in the instore theatre space. How cool!

Submitted by Jonathan Furness on Wed, 2006-06-07 00:40.
Submitted by visitor on Wed, 2006-06-07 12:28.

Flip.. always knew that you lot were superstars and having presented at the Apple Store myself (what a tiny, cool and exclusive club that puts us both in!!) I know what a mega thing that is to have achieved.

Be Very Afraid II is next October and I am expecting some REALLY cool blow-their-socks-off stuff from you lot. It will be a bit grander this year - tied to the London Games festival and with some even-more-important guests. Oo er. I hope you got to buy some nice bits and pieces from the Store. I can't visit without spending...

Submitted by visitor on Wed, 2006-06-07 13:24.

Wow what an amazing evening! You kids really have what it takes and have shown those laid-back London guys just how technically far-out kids from the country can be!

It seems like Stephen Heppell is really going to move your bar up a couple of knotches - but I am confident you will show him that you have what it takes! Well done to all - and of course to Jonathan for his inspiration.

Submitted by visitor on Wed, 2006-06-07 14:13.

What stars you are!

Congratulations - I would have been nervous presenting to such an audience but you all look very confident in the pictures - I like the orange tops - just right in this lovely weather.

Have fun . . .

Submitted by visitor (not verified) on Wed, 2006-06-07 15:42.

Ive just seen all the great photo's and the write ups! Well done to you all.... looks like you all had great fun, presenting your fantastic pieces of work! :-)

Jonathan you look a like 'pro' with your personal microphone! :-)

Keep up the excellent work!! :-)

Submitted by visitor on Wed, 2006-06-07 15:52.

Wow guys you look great. I am so proud to work with such a good bunch of students....its not easy talking to strangers on a stage, WELL DONE

Submitted by visitor on Wed, 2006-06-07 17:22.

You were all excellent well done.Its never an easy thing to do but you all came across very well indeed.Your audience included my Russian friend and colleague Vladimir Serbin (who has a PHd in Astro Physics and he was impressed) Jim Barry MD of Total Objects,Laurence Shaw VP of Keane Inc and Jason Price also of Keane..whose wife Caroline is coming to do some work with you at the school.Again well done,your Mums should be proud of you.

Submitted by visitor on Wed, 2006-06-07 21:47.

I am very impressed! Love the yellow t-shirts too!

Well done - keep up the great work.

Submitted by visitor on Wed, 2006-06-07 23:32.

I must say you were all fantastic, I enjoyed listening to you all speak and with the amount of skills you have, you probably could have kept going all night. Well done - looking forward to the next one :)

Submitted by visitor on Thu, 2006-06-08 00:56.

Hey well done guys! Sounds like people were impressed with your creativity! I happen to believe that our creativity is what makes our lives better! You are using your imagination and sharing your unique vision and that is awesome!

Submitted by visitor on Thu, 2006-06-08 14:24.

Ok then, who chose the yellow T-shirts...the audience were certainly not going to miss you! Amy, did you do a bit of karaoke to get things going? Seriously guys, what a great experience - well done!

Submitted by visitor (not verified) on Thu, 2006-06-08 16:12.

Hi Ainsley's, Thank you very much for your comment about the yellow T-shirts, I did not start any Karaoke. I had a great time.

Hope you are ok ?


Submitted by visitor on Fri, 2006-06-09 09:59.

Jess this is especially for you. Mum, Dad, Ellie, Millie and all your'e family are so very proud of you. Over the past few weeks we have seen a great change in everything about you. You have become so grown up and mature and you do not let things get to you like have done over the previous years. It is great to look at you and see a lovely genuine smile on your'e face. You seem so proud of yourself. Micheal at school said the same about you and what great work you are doing. Keep it up Jess as life is so much nicer and happier (as you have learnt) when you smile and are proud of what and who you are. You really are great and we love you very much. Mumxxx

Submitted by visitor on Fri, 2006-06-09 09:48.

Pictures and podcast of your'e evening at the apple store are great. You all look so confident even if you were nervous. Well done pupils at Stepping Stones another thing to look back and be really proud of.