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Raising young people's aspirations for life

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An initiative developed and run for over 10 years

Shine Live is a charitable organisation developed to support secondary schools and young people through the delivery of their SMSC curriculum and creative gatherings.
Developed and run for over 10 years, we visit schools in and around South Yorkshire, seeing thousands of young people inspired to live life better by raising their aspirations for life.

Shine Live works in two ways - through sessions or days in schools, or through our Shine Live Creative Gatherings held at a variety of venues around Sheffield and beyond.

Our aim is to inspire young people to be creative and find ways to make a positive difference in their home, schools and local communities.

Key people

Andy Rushworth
Born in New Zealand and raised in England Andy has over 30 years of experience working with young people. He is a regular speaker in schools and events around the country and abroad. With his unique delivery and honest approach, he delivers the message with humour and true-life stories. Andy and his wife Sharron have been married for over 28 years and have three grown-up children.
Scott Lavery
Growing up in Scotland and graduating university with a Musical Theatre degree, Scott moved to Sheffield. He has been working with Shine Live for 4 years and heads up the band ’The Plan’ along with taking regular school lessons and performing at a variety of events in the UK and further afield. Scott is married to Viara and they are expecting their first child in early 2020. He loves football and is a member of a local theatre group.