Fuelling Ambitions Creatively Together, or FACT as it is shortened down to, is a transformation project to develop and raise aspirations for young people in Salford.
Watch our short film to find out more.
We've just completed our third year, working with around 60 year 8 and 9 pupils. They've been out to six hackathons where they met businesses and organisations and heard their real world of work problems. They spent time thinking about one particular problem and worked up a solution, and then presented it back to the business or organisation and heard their feedback.
Each hackathon was themed around an industry which is likely to grow in the future - digital, leisure and tourism, business and finance, health and care, logistics and construction.
We’ve had fantastic ideas and businesses have been very impressed. We’ve seen the young people develop important skills for the future, such as self-confidence, creativity, communication, networking, empathy and coaching, whilst gaining a unique insight into the world of work.
Take a look at the photo gallery below.