Rugby Headteacher shortlisted for top digital award - The Rugby Observer

Rugby Headteacher shortlisted for top digital award

Rugby Editorial 24th Aug, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

A HEADTEACHER from Rugby has been shortlisted for a nationwide award for helping keep pupils safe online.

Eastlands Primary School head Joanne Corrigan is in the running for the TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards, and a £10,000 prize for her project to safeguard children against the dangers they could face on the worldwide web.

Through the simple creation of warning advice web pages, youngsters at the Lansdowne Place school have a better understanding of E-Safety issues.

Joanne had previously been spotlighted for her work in combating cyber-bullying among primary school children and had a hand in making a multi-award-winning short film “The Anti-Social Network”.

She told The Observer: said: “I have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback we have already received, but it would be extra special to win the TalkTalk Digital Hero award in order to finance our next project and enable more people to use the expertise we have in this area as a school.”

People are being encouraged to vote for their favourite projects.

And with enough votes, Joanne will be invited to attend a ceremony at the House of Commons later this year where she could be crowned a TalkTalk Digital Hero.

The awards themselves have already invested £500,000 into small-scale projects having a big impact on others through the use of technology.

The winner will be announced after the votes have been counted and the nominees judged by a panel comprising of TalkTalk chairman Sir Charles Dunstone, founder Baroness Martha Lane-Fox and Daily and Sunday Mirror Editor-in-Chief Lloyd Embley.

Visit to vote for Joanne or to find more information about the awards.

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