Saltash.net is known for its innovative practice around student leadership and new technology. Of the 1400 students at the school, over 200 are engaged in genuine leadership roles. Jack is one of these leaders.
When Jack was 11 years old he was involved in leading a laptop project in which every student had their own device and the management of the project was by teams of students ‘Tech teams’ in each class.
When Jack was 12 years old he was involved as an ‘Offpert’: students who assist teachers in making resources for them and training them in the adoption of new technology.
When Jack was 13 years old he was among the students who presented to ministers at Microsoft’s Global Education Forum. They were the first student led delegation to have been given this honour and were highlighted by delegates as one of the highlights of the event.
Like most of the student leaders at the school Jack has strong views about the future of education in the region and globally.