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I-Shine Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors are inspiring and talented people who champion our schools, Orion & Goldbeaters, The I-Shine Theatre Hub and our charity, the Bright Yellow Thinkers (BYT). 

They visit the children and create a very special connection with them so the children feel they have real role models.

Aly Spiro is an actor/educator who has been involved in this industry for over 30 years.
As an actor she has worked across all mediums,theatre,TV, film and radio but is probably best known for playing Sarah Sugden in Emmerdale.
She has been working in HE for over 15 years directing and teaching at most of the drama schools in London. She was appointed Head of Acting/BA Course Leader at ALRA, a job she enjoyed for ten years.
She is now the senior acting tutor at identity School of Acting whilst also pursuing her acting career.


Ben Lyttleton is the best-selling author of the Football School book series for children, which opens up the school curriculum by using football as a tool for education. The books are written for children to​​​​​​​ develop a love of reading, foster a curiosity about the world and see that everything is connected. They have been translated into ten different languages. Ben works with schools, literacy charities, football clubs, the Premier League and FIFA in working to improve children’s literacy worldwide. His other books also use football as a learning tool for adults. ‘Twelve Yards: The Art and Psychology of the Perfect Penalty’ and ‘EDGE: Leadership Lessons from Football’s Top Thinkers’, both focus on the psychology of performance under pressure. Ben works with leaders across all industries to help develop talent and create high-performance environments.