We run digital making activities for 11-18 year olds, in and out of formal education. Our facilitators and mentors work in the industry, so know the latest techniques. Events range from 1-hour tasters to week-long camps.

‘Digital making’ means bringing together coding, electronics and design in a fun and hands-on way. There’s always an end result and we emphasise doing over theory. It’s OK to fail, that’s how we learn!

Why Do We Do This?

The digital sector has excellent, skilled jobs. We want more people to get the chance to work in this creative and rewarding world. We believe that more people could work in these roles and aim to give them the confidence, skills and experience to get there.

Hive Digital Making Packages

Want to find a digital making activity for 11-18 year olds? Have a group of young people who want to experience digital making? Want to learn how to run events like this yourself? Here’s what we offer:

  1. Hive Workshops: 1 hour to 1 week
  2. Hive Mentor Training: 1 day
  3. Hive Consultancy: on discussion

Recent events

Cisco 6th Form Girls’ Day, London and Manchester, February 2020

Things We’ve Done

Cisco 6th Form Girls’ Day: Intruder Alert!, 2018 – 2020

Get Into Coding with MMU and IOC, 2019

Hive Code Camps 1 – 3, 2017 – 2018

All-Female Youth Hack, January 2018

Hive Teacher Coding Bootcamps, Oct – Dec 2017

MoSI Digital Workshops 2016 – 2018

Cisco CityVerve NextGen Workshops, May 2017

Youth Hacks: Manchester 1 – 8, Salford,

Stockport, Tameside, Loreto College, University of Manchester

Partner: Hack Manchester Junior 2015 – 2017

Robot Orchestra Workshops

Picademy Educator Training, Manchester

Manchester Digital Developer Apprenticeship

Manchester Digital Skills Festival workshops 2015, 2016

The Hive Approach

Our events focus on fun and interest – but challenge anyone who’s up for it. Gone are the days of solo coders in the dark, so our events are friendly and about teamwork.

We welcome everyone, from beginners to confident coders looking to power up your skills.

Sometimes young people know more than our mentors. We love this, because we’re all learning together in this fast-moving field.