Hack into a scholarship

13 October, 2017

Year 10 civics and citizenship students will brainstorm and problem solve the issues that matter to them at Hackathon 2017 this month.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA is hosting the event alongside the Political and Legal Educators Association of WA.

Hackathons allow students to brainstorm ideas on current issues, network with other students to problem solve the issue and learn how to pitch their ideas.

At the end of this year’s Hackathon students will have the opportunity to present their pitches to Youth Affairs Minister Peter Tinley.

CCI Education and Training Adviser Linda Winter says students will come up with topics around issues that impact them.

She says it will give them a chance to put into practice what they have been learning and will encourage them to continue their political and legal studies.

Up to six year 10 students learning civics and citizenship can attend from one class.

PLEAWA is a not-for-profit incorporated organisation aimed at fostering the development of politics, law, civics and citizenship as subjects both for its students and teachers.

They are offering scholarships for students who may have financial difficulty attending or need encouragement to attend.

► For more details on the scholarship visit here, otherwise visit our events page for more information on Hackathon 2017.