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Our Mission

Our aim is to enable and encourage children aged 5 to 14 to be digital creators, and to support their parents and teachers every step of the way. We want to teach all children, whether they're naturally inclined to learn to code or not, about the things they can make and do with code.

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Our Vision

We believe that if taught with a focus on creativity, learning to code will not only equip children with the technical skills they need to excel in the future, but will also teach them critical problem solving skills.

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Our Services

We run after-school clubs at a growing roster of schools, workshops and camps. Our courses have looked at everything from designing wearables to 3D printing to creating VR experiences with code.

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Our Teachers

Our superstar teachers come from a diverse range of academic and creative backgrounds - from digital artists to software engineers. Find out more about them here!
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The blue{shift} Story

We have been offering clubs, camps, and workshops in West London for over five years - learn about how we got started and why we do what we do here.
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In the office

Heather Lyons

Founder & Director

Heather was bitten by the tech bug early and began building websites as a young adult. Heather has an MA in Architecture from Princeton University & has done advanced study in Computer Science at UCL. She taught computer-based design at the Architectural Association & has worked in digital media since 1999, before founding blue{shift} in 2013. Heather is also a local mum with three young children.

Laura Satkauskaite

Operations & Communications

Laura is the go-to operations person at all of our camps, looking after all matters related to the smooth running of each. She manages the planning, staffing, & delivery of our main products - keeping students, parents, and teachers alike in the loop at all times! Laura holds a degree in Media and Communications from Bournemouth University. She is also an avid Love Island fan!

Jordan Wu

Curriculum & Content

With a background in creative technology, Jordan has a BsC in Digital Arts and Computing from Goldsmiths University. Originally joining blue{shift} as a teacher, he now creates our curriculum & other educational content (as well as occasionally teaching). Other than art, Jordan has a keen interest in virtual reality, developing new kinds of immersive experiences through programmes and games.

Uvie Pereira

Operations & Policy

Uvie's role at blue{shift} focuses on facilitating logistics and policy for camps and events, particularly looking at future-facing strategy. Having studied at Cambridge—where she received a BA in Social and Political Sciences—Uvie will be studying a part-time masters in Human-Computer Interaction at City University. Outside of her passion for working in Ed-Tech, she enjoys creative writing and learning about zen philosophy.

Adam Crowther

Marketing & Partnerships

Adam is responsible for spreading the word about blue{shift} to both school partners and parents. With a social science background, he enjoys capturing the creativity and imagination of our students as well as communicating with all kinds of people. Adam has a BA in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics. He also can't help but wear bright colours around the office.

Katie Alphey

Operations & Events

With a background in education, Katie has experience with primary school age children with SEN and behavioural difficulties. She now ensures that blue{shift}'s after-school clubs, private tuition, and camps run effortlessly. Katie has a BSc in Psychology from the University of Birmingham. With a love for music Katie has previously organised a charity festival which helped to raise over £70,000!