Liverpool teacher shortlisted for $1m global teacher prize

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 06:00:42 GMT 7

Liverpool teacher shortlisted for $1m global teacher prize


David Swanston, who has pioneered new ways of teaching sports to visually-impaired children, is in final shortlist of 10 for award

A UK PE teacher who has pioneered new ways of teaching sports to visually impaired children at a special needs school in Liverpool has been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious global teacher prize.

David Swanston, a teacher at St Vincent’s school, is in the final 10 out of 8,000 nominations and applications for this year’s $1m (£730,000) award, which is intended to showcase the work teachers do preparing young people for their future. It is funded by the Varkey Foundation and endorsed by Unesco.

He is joined by Elliott Lancaster, a 24-year-old postgraduate student at Keele University, who is shortlisted for the first global student prize, a sister award that rewards exceptional achievements in learning and extracurricular activity, with a $100,000 prize.

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