Chorley Hack Event
Chorley Hack is a free coding competition for 9 to 13 year olds in Chorley.
Our first event took place in March 2019, unfortunately due to the coronavirus pandemic our 2020 event had to be cancelled, but we aim to be back with another event as soon as we can.
14 local schools attended Chorley Town Hall for a fun day of coding with the aim to hack a solution to a digital challenge to win great prizes.
Check out #ChorleyHack on Twitter
Why a hack event?
As a Council we have been successfully providing free digital skills sessions to residents to allow them to benefit from the opportunities that being online can bring.
A hack event helps target the younger generation and future workforce. As technology develops it is essential that young people are encouraged to and supported to use technology. The majority of jobs in the future will be digital based with a certain skill set required to succeed such as animation, design in engineering and software development.
Our hack event is a fun coding competition allowing young people in Chorley to develop their skills using technology, speak to digital sector professionals and also to practice team working and problem solving in real life mock up working environment. The event also helps young people to develop STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) essential skills for our future workforce.
View the Chorley Hack video on YouTube.
The 2019 challenge
In a forever growing digital world the challenge of staying safe online is key. Teams were challenged to create a game or animation that educates other young people about cyber bullying, online safety and social media safety. The results were mind-blowing with outstanding projects being produced.
Without the support from local and national digital businesses the event would not take place.
Thank you to our partners:
• Lancashire Digital Skills Hub
• DXC Technology
• Amazon Web Services
• Code Club
• Lancashire Adult Learning
• Create Education
• Northgate Public Services
• Eric Wright Group
• CTU Services
• Interact IT
• Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
• STEM Ambassadors
• The Network People
• Boost, Lancashire Business Growth Hub