Our Javid is named as Hull’s Junior Digital Champion!

September 25th, 2018

Meet Javid Mann … Ron Dearing UTC student and Hull’s Junior Digital Champion!

Javid received the honour at the 2018 Digital Awards at Hull’s Bonus Arena – the first time the awards have included an accolade for a student with outstanding tech skills.

The award recognises 15-year-old Javid’s exceptional programming and creative digital skills.

Javid was among the first intake of students at Ron Dearing UTC and has excelled in Computer Science and Digital, amazing both students and staff with his technical ability and creativity.

At the school’s first Celebration Evening this summer Javid was named as the Ron Dearing UTC Digital Champion and the school’s nomination for Hull’s Junior Digital Champion.

Ron Dearing UTC Vice Principal Steve Willacy said: “Javid has a natural ability to apply logic to a range of programming language and uses his considerable digital talents creatively to produce entertaining memes, graphics and YouTube clips. 

“He also puts his digital skills to good use across the curriculum – his GCSE English Speaking and Listening speech saw Javid presenting a convincing argument about why Nintendo is superior to the Sega Mega Drive! 

“Outside school, Javid continues his obsession for all things digital, practising programming techniques using a mix of modern and retro technology and building his own computers using old and new components to run old programmes and games. 

“When we first heard about the Junior Digital Awards, Javid was the obvious choice to represent Ron Dearing UTC and we’re delighted he has now been named as the area’s first Junior Digital Champion at the Digital Awards, the region’s celebration of tech excellence and innovation.”

The Junior Digital Champion prize has been added to the awards to encourage more young people to recognise the exciting, rewarding and ever-growing career opportunities in digital technology.

The Digital Awards are staged by the Hull Daily Mail’s Hull Live website and local communications provider KCOM. 

Javid’s award was presented by David Keel, Hull’s Digital Ambassador and Chair of the city’s Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI) tech hub. As the Junior Digital Champion Javid will work with David and C4DI to raise the profile of Hull’s young tech talent.


Javid Mann at Ron Dearing UTC’s first Celebration Evening this summer when he was named as the school’s Digital Champion and nomination for Hull’s Junior Digital Champion.

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