Cameron Lynch, Marsden State High School
Cameron Lynch is an innovative leader who takes an active role in introducing esports to schools and the wider educational community.
At the school level, Lynch has created an “Esports Arena,” where students can take part in classes about Esports, including about cyber safety and appropriate online interactions in eSport tournaments. He helped organise a number of inter-school competitions across Brisbane for students to participate in; facilitated a number of competitions, from university based through to international; and even developed a range of training sessions, much like that of a sporting team. Beyond the schools, Lynch has partnered with the Department of Employment and Training (Queensland) to explore ways to provide EQ schools better access to esports. He has organised a DET school working party to design curriculum content with esports as focus, and is looking for pathways to university through esports.
From esports, Cameron’s work has extended into the wider STEM community. He is working to develop partnerships with schools across Australia around STEM. He is also leading a collaborative partnership with the University of Queensland with an Australian Research Council linkage projects application: “Increasing STEM Academic Outcomes through Environmental Place-Based Educational Journeys.”