Introducing Lewis Kay, our latest addition to the Digital Schoolhouse Team

Author: Lewis Kay

Lewis Kay is our new Programme Support Officer, here to help with the continued growth and evolution of the Digital Schoolhouse programme, developing our operations and streamlining the programme in order to maximise its potential. Let's find out a bit more about him, shall we?

Video games have always been a massive source of joy and entertainment for me throughout my life as I have grown up with them. However, in the past I had only viewed this as a hobby of mine and nothing more. After studying English & Advertising at university, I went on to work in the public sector for a total of six years – working in some wonderful estates and communities around different areas of London, primarily in the boroughs of Lambeth & Hackney.

Combining my love of video games and work within the community, I cofounded a community interest company named Esports Youth Club. The inspiration for this came along after I became a passionate viewer of esports events (mainly Call of Duty league, Halo & Overwatch) during the lockdown of 2020. The main objective of the Esports Youth Club is to bring the great aspects of esports events and tournaments to local communities and groups within South London. This project has reached over 500 young people so far within the last year and is run purely by volunteers.

Through creating and running this project, Esports Youth Club, I have witnessed first-hand the joy that gaming can bring to young people, sometimes in the most surprising ways.

Therefore, I was very excited to see Ukie hiring for a new post at DSH. I fully believe in the Digital Schoolhouse mission to bridge the gap between the gaming industry and the education system, and I am so excited to be on board with the amazing team to support the project going forward!