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Hack for Community Impact

Tuesday 27 September

Ipswich Girls' Grammar School

Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School (IGGS) invites all high school students to join its flagship holiday program, #IGGSHack.

The three-day event, run in conjunction with Ipswich City Council (ICC) gives young people input into real community problems. Facilitated by Entrepreneur in residence and IGGS Old Girl Peta Ellis, students will learn and practise key skills of community engagement, enquiry, collaboration, research and pitching.

Responding to local problems, last year’s hackathon participants presented seven innovative ideas to ICC representatives and a panel of judges. Three of these were invited to pitch at the Ipswich Chamber meeting. Hack participants have the opportunity to make real changes and have a strong community impact.

To enhance the Hack experience, all participants are welcome to stay in the IGGS boarding facility Cribb House for the duration of the event. All meals will be provided, as well as a program of fun night activities.

Bookings close Monday 12 September.

Bookings can be made here.