Our goal

Deliver an inclusive employer-led digital skills and careers programme in 50 schools across Greater Manchester, to inspire young people aged 11-13 to consider a career in STEM.

How will we do this?

We will do this by working with 50 schools across Greater Manchester in 2019 – 2020, including 5 SEND (special educational needs and disability) schools.

Our offer to schools includes…

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Interactive Digital Assembly

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Interactive Digital Assembly

An assembly for all year 7 students, providing the initial spark and get them excited about the digital industry.

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1-day Design Sprint

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1-day Design Sprint

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Interactive Digital Assembly

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1-day Design Sprint

A 1-day industry-led inspirational ‘digital making and marketing’ skills session.

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Code Club Activities

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Code Club Activities

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1-day Design Sprint

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Code Club Activities

Support to setup a Code Club, a national initiative providing free, high quality after school clubs for 9-13 year olds.

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Digital Deep Dive Programmes

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Digital Deep Dive Programmes

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Code Club Activities

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Digital Deep Dive Programmes

We’ll be offering the 3 day ‘Digi Hive Deep Dive’ programme to a further 200 year 8 young people from across the 50 schools, facilitated by Hive Learning and The White Room.

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Sharp Project Visit

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Sharp Project Visit

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Digital Deep Dive Programmes

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Sharp Project Visit

An industry visit to the Inspiring Sharp Project digital space is included for all students.

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Challenge Event

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Challenge Event

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Sharp Project Visit

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Challenge Event

There will be a final Challenge Event for all students, to celebrate their achievements and encourage them to network with their peers from across Greater Manchester whilst collaborating to solve an industry challenge.

Powered by award-winning social enterprise

  • The White Room – We deliver innovative creative, digital and business skills for schools, colleges and NEET organisations, bringing digital employability and work experiences into the classroom.
  • Hive Learning Network – A social enterprise bringing digital skills to 11-18 year olds through ‘digital making’ activities, in collaboration with industry partners.
  • InnovateHer – An innovative industry-led 8 week after school programme dedicated to giving girls aged 12-16 the skills, self-belief and confidence to pursue a career in technology.

Get involved

The activities and programmes are all provided free to the local schools, thanks to support from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

As we can only work with a maximum of 50 schools, don’t delay and register your interest now.

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