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Meet the Team: Estelle Ashman

What do you do at Ukie?

I am responsible for creating or curating all the resources that Digital Schoolhouse produces from workshops and video tutorials to lesson plans and part-baked games.

What made you want to work in the games industry?

I applied to become a lead teacher in the Digital Schoolhouse programme via a recommendation from my then headteacher. I absolutely loved the fun, play-based workshops that I was delivering so when the Curriculum Content role became available applying for the position was a no-brainer. I’ve always enjoyed creating innovating lessons so being able to draw from a pool of amazing video games to bring Computer Science to life really is my dream job!

What are you playing at the moment?

I am playing Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on my own (watch this space for new Viking themed teaching resources!) and Nino Kuni 2 with my husband.

What do you do in your spare time, apart from playing games?

Nearly all my spare time is spent with my lovely Connemara pony Rico – I am very lucky to be able to ride out onto the South Downs most weekends.

Do you have a pet? (Show us a picture!) If not, what pet would you like to have one day?

I have a pony called Rico, two dogs (Max and Terracotta) and a cat called Misty.