Shenzhen Special 6 – Maker Ed

In this episode, I’m visiting three people all working in maker education.

My first stop is at the Shenzhen American International School in the Shekou district of Shenzhen, to meet Carrie Leung, who teaches a maker-based curriculum there.

Students experimenting with motors at SAIS

Just down the road from SAIS is Steamhead Makerspace. Set up by James Simpson, it’s a space where a community of teachers can learn from each other.

James at Steamhead makerspace

My final visit was to see Lit Lao, who’s the founder of Litchee Lab. They design maker education content for schools, to help kids develop their creative skills.

Lit Lao, founder of Litchee Lab
Lit Lao, founder of Litchee Lab


This podcast series is part of the British Council’s Hello Shenzhen programme. It is a Lighthouse production. Lighthouse is an arts and culture agency based in Brighton in the UK, producing, supporting and presenting new art, film, music, design and games.

Music is by Broke For Free

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