Hive Hackers

PwC Channel Islands

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PwC Hive Hackers CI is a great example of living our Purpose and leading by example.

The aim of PwC Hive Hackers CI is to develop and build trust in society here in the Channel Islands, by inspiring, encouraging and preparing children for a world of technology through exposure to innovative digital education.

Take a look back at how we’re doing just that in sessions held at Amherst Primary School in Guernsey earlier in May 2022.

To date, close to 4,000 school children have completed the programme, and almost 100 PwC volunteers have had the opportunity to be facilitators, which is hugely rewarding for them. It’s never too late to embrace an innovative digital education, so PwC staff of all ages who volunteer on the programme simply get stuck in to digitally upskilling themselves, as they help run the creative days, learning about programming, sequencing, looping, debugging, conditionals and everything in between.

Led by our education team members Ralf and Scott, we are now delivering our Hive Hackers Programme to many primary and secondary school children, and plan to expand our reach across many more schools in the Channel Islands in the new school year. Watch this video to witness the fun everyone had at a session held at d'Auvergne School in Jersey when we first landed the programme.

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PwC Hive Academy Awards season

Digital Skills

The PwC Hive Hackers team presented a string of awards across participating schools to many enthusiastic young children, who’ve been thriving as they learn new digital skills.

Jersey class: girl coding with female teacher sitting next to her

Schools involved

After the first awards ceremony at St Anne’s in Alderney on 10 June 2021, there have now been over 50 ceremonies and more than 400 Hive Academy sessions. The initiative has delivered 8 different computing courses in Primary and Secondary Schools across Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and the UK. Feedback from schools and teachers have been overwhelmingly positive and several schools have run consecutive courses over the last 2 years.

Children working in class room behind their laptops

Photo gallery

Students working in class room behind their computers
Students working behind a computer and smiling
A teacher and a student working behind one computer
Two laptop at the table with students working behind them
Group photo of a class with their teachers smiling at the camera and holding gifts
Teacher talking to a student who is working on his tablet


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Abigail McDermott

Abigail McDermott

Marketing and Communications Director, PwC Channel Islands

Tel: +44 7700 838353

Ralf Meijer

Ralf Meijer

Digital Learning Manager, PwC Channel Islands

Tel: +44 (0)7911 727748

Scott Wallace

Scott Wallace

Digital Learning Senior Associate, PwC Channel Islands

Tel: +44 (0)7797 969102

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