Jack Pincott, Dean of activities, Ormiston College
The growth of e-sports over the past few years has been staggering; by 2020, the industry is estimated to be worth US$1.4bn. By bringing e-sports into the school environment, Jack Pincott has provided Ormiston College with a unique opportunity to develop its own digital literacy component to the program. This includes compulsory targeted lessons each week focusing on teamwork, peer-to-peer learning, resilience and good sporting play behaviours in online environments. Through Pincott’s leadership, initiative and drive, the college is not only at the forefront of e-sports programs in the high school setting, but also seizing this opportunity to further develop students’ positive online footprint.