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Students encouraged to Think Big

St Helens secondary school students are being encouraged to ‘Think Big.’

The Think Big project is a big part of the recently-launched Digital Communities programme – which sees St Helens Council and O2 teaming up to help businesses and residents alike embrace technology and gain vital new skills.

O2 is offering 30 Think Big grants of £300 each for local young people (aged 13-25) along with mentoring sessions, to help them take their first steps in the digital business world, using digital for social good to improve their community or the environment.  And St Helens Council, in partnership with St Helens Chamber, are offering to fund an additional 30 projects.

During half term, the Think Big team are running some Digital Maker sessions in St Helens help young people use their digital skills to create a website, design an App or make a film with their smartphone.

The project also offers a Digital Skills Exchange – matching local businesses with the young digital talent on their doorstep. It helps businesses to fulfil their skills needs while offering local young people the chance to put their digital skills into practice and gain valuable workplace experience.

For more information – and to apply – go to www.o2thinkbig.co.uk/Start-a-project/

Think Big will feature at several sessions in the new Digital Hub in the Hardshaw Centre:

26th October (10am to 2pm): Think Big and make film with your smart phone

26th October (3pm to 5pm): Think Big and build a website

27th October (10am to 12noon):  Think Big and build a website

27th October (1pm to 5pm): Think Big and make a film with your smart phone

28th October (10am to 12noon): Think Big App prototyping

28th October (12.30pm to 2.30pm): Think Big and build a website

28th October (3pm to 5pm): Think Big App prototyping

30th October (10am to 12noon): Think Big App prototyping

30th October (1pm to 5pm): Think Big and build an app

Go to connect.o2.co.uk/hellosthelens_EventSchedule for more information and to book a place.

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