King’s Ely teacher receives digital leaders award

Dan Everest has received the ‘Digital Leaders Star Teacher Award’

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, head of computing and digital innovation at King’s Ely Junior, has been awarded a ‘Digital Leaders Star Teacher Award’ by Childnet International, which works in partnership with others to help make the internet a safer place for children. He was presented with the award at the Childnet Digital Leaders East of England regional event.

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.”