Shine at ASL is an enrichment program that takes place at The American School in London on Saturday mornings. Typically it runs for 16-18 weeks offering a variety of creative workshops that include sessions such as ceramics, drama, photography and robotics. We adopt a yearly theme that connects to two main strands: Identity and Social Justice. Students use these ideas to help them, through inquiry, plan their final projects. The project phase takes place over the last 6 weeks. Students work either independently or in groups with support from Project Mentors. Students present or exhibit their project work at the final session to their families and members of their school community. 

SHINE welcomes students between the ages of 12 and 15 (year 8 and year 9). ASL partners with local secondary schools within Westminster & Brent, and we are always open to adding new partner schools! Express interest in becoming a SHINE at ASL partner school here!

Our current partner schools include UCL Academy, Westminster Academy, Newman College, Pimlico Academy, Hammersmith Academy, St. Marylebone School, & Crest Academy. We thank them greatly for their ongoing commitment to Shine at ASL!

If you would like to know more about getting involved in Shine at ASL as a school, student, or community volunteer, please contact Rita Bediako or Andrew McAllister.



“I attended this program last year, and it really opened my eyes on a new way of learning, when we completed and presented our projects I felt listened to, I felt understood. It was amazing and something I really looked forward to. I would like to attend this again because it was one of the best things that happened to me in my scholar experience, given that it helped with my mental health during corona.”
SHINE participant