International award for dedicated King’s Ely teacher

Tuesday 2 April 2019

A teacher from King’s Ely has won an award in recognition of his passion for promoting internet and digital safety among pupils, parents and staff.

Dan Everest, who is Head of Computing and Digital Innovation at King's Ely Junior, has been awarded a 'Digital Leaders Star Teacher Award' by Childnet International, an organisation which works in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a safer place for children.

Dan was presented with the award at the Childnet Digital Leaders East of England Regional Event, which was hosted by King’s Ely on 20 March. The main activity for the day was ‘Piranha Pitch’ – a Dragon’s Den style workshop where Digital Leaders worked in groups with pupils from other schools from across the East of England to plan a digital safety activity targeted at parents.

Danielle Antha, Project Manager at Childnet International, said: "The Digital Leaders Star Teacher Award is not something we have ever done before, but we thought Dan warranted it! He has shown continued enthusiasm and engagement in the Childnet Digital Leaders Programme since King’s Ely’s first year of subscription and his passion for the subject is evident.

“Dan shows true care and pride for his students, and often tells us about the fantastic and creative activities they are running to help both young people and parents. We at Childnet International wanted to show our appreciation for all he is doing in this area – he’s a great example of some of the fantastic teachers we have running the programme in their respective schools."

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