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By YouPR | Monday, February 18, 2013, 13:52

An innovative Sidcot School teacher has been selected by an American multinational computer software giant as an Education Leader for another two years.

The Head of Creative Arts at Sidcot, Ross Wallis, will pass on Adobe Systems expertise to hundreds of other teachers and students in the UK.

He said: "Being part of this programme will put me in touch with educators around the world and we'll be at the very cutting edge of software and multimedia learning."

Adobe Systems spokeswoman Daniela Birch added: "We recognize the work that Ross does as innovative on a global scale with potential to influence others.

"Our Education Leaders help craft and refine a vision for effectively using technology to enhance learning to the broader education community."

The independent day and boarding school has also been picked as an Apple Regional Training Centre with Ross as a mobile educator at other schools.

Sidcot was also the European school picked for an art and science digital media project with Hewlett Packard working with universities and art galleries worldwide.

Hewlett Packard then asked Sidcot to participate in a three year project in 40 European schools supporting teacher training in digital media with a focus on art and culture.

Students' work was shared across the continent and conferences were held in Sardinia, Nice, Galway and Bristol.

When Adobe Systems became involved Ross regularly travelled to its headquarters in San Jose, California and is due to go over this summer to train with Adobe and Apple.

Ross, who has taught at the 17th Century Quaker school for nearly 30 years, was one of the first art teachers in the UK to use computers in his department 25 years ago.

He added: "I've always loved computer programming and photography. It's so creative for our students who want to study art as well as animation and film making.

 "Being a teacher is vital because the classroom is a laboratory and now technology is in such a state of flux it will change quickly again."

Ross aims to put on a 10-week course open to the public about how to use a Smartphone to take brilliant pictures.

For more information on courses at Sidcot School contact Emma Davis on 01934 845299, email or go to



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