Lyfta combines Finnish and British excellence in pedagogy, storytelling and technology to introduce one of the most exciting learning platforms available.

Lyfta's immersive storyworlds and excellent lesson plans help teachers capture the hearts and minds of their students, delve into complex topics, and satisfy National Curriculum learning objectives.

Children love exploring Lyfta's real-life stories, built using interactive 360° environments, high quality short films, VR & AR technology, and rich media stories. Lyfta's immersive resources are an ideal tool for teaching 21st Century skills and global citizenship, while fostering positive values and character virtues. Lyfta's learning resources are cross-curricular, covering topics such as Literacy, PSHE, Citizenship, Geography, Philosophy, Art, Music, Religious Education, Global Education, and even a bit of Science and Maths.

All lesson and assembly plans are based on the new Finnish National Curriculum (OPS2016) and adapted to satisfy big sections of the KS2 & KS3 UK Curriculum, with a focus on Literacy.

Schools can subscribe to Lyfta's platform, which currently features:

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The Awra Amba Experience

Take a trip to a fascinating village in Ethiopia, that lives according to democratic and egalitarian principles. Cross-curricular material, perfect for phenomenon-based learning.

Secrets of the Opera

A visually stunning, fun 360° experience invites you to discover the backstage spaces of the Opera and Ballet. Perfect for teaching arts, crafts and music. 

Dinnertime 360

Four families from different cultural backgrounds open their homes to dinner guests, share their meal recipes, and tell their moving life stories. 

 

GET LYFTA

Our pilot subscription fee is £1250 per school, for
12-months of full access to Lyfta for the whole school.

If you would like to get Lyfta for your school, please leave your details here and one of our team will be in touch shortly.

 

Schools in England can use GLP e-credits to get Lyfta for FREE.

The GLP (Global Learning Programme) is a government-funded initiative designed to promote global learning in schools. If you would like to find out more about this possibility, please click here.

 
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Awards, reviews, feedback

 

Lyfta was selected by hundrED.org as one of the  most inspiring

global innovations in Education, and awarded the  UN-affiliated

World Summit Award for Education and Learning.

A remarkable digital story experience, and one I will be sharing with other teachers.

★★★★★
— Lisa Fish, Teacher and Blogger (USA)
I would recommend this to all teachers who want to teach 21st Century Skills & SDGs.

★★★★★
— Olli Vallo, Education Expert from Kokoa Agency (Finland)
I am deeply impressed and moved. The potent mix of human experience and compelling digital presentation makes for something very special indeed.
— Liz Robinson, Head Teacher, Surrey Square Primary School (UK)
A brilliant, engaging resource which I think can be used in a flexible way to teach students about key development and citizenship issues, at the same time as improving their literacy, especially in KS2 and KS3.
— Paul Highfield, Geography Teacher, Fir Vale School Academy Trust (UK)
Awra Amba is a beautifully produced, inspiring resource from which much can be learned about community, equality, enterprise and generosity. This is an opportunity not to be missed!
— Marguerite Heath, Programme Director, Citizenship Foundation (UK)
I am delighted with the quality of the resources. The content is engaging and invokes a never ending discussion around a variety of topics, including some which traditionally have been hard to broach at primary school.
— Jon Carthy, Headteacher, Byron Primary School (UK)
Lyfta’s stunning interactive documentaries provide an educational resource which provokes pupils into thinking about people, places and the issues society faces. The provocations help learners to poignantly imagine different futures, inspiring them to better understand the part they can play in creating a fairer, sustainable legacy.

Thank you!
— Dora Plant, Headteacher, Ashbrow School (UK)
These experiences tap into every aspect of the PSHE curriculum in a diverse and unique way. They allow us to experience another culture from the comfort of our own computer. Each experience is inspiring, emotional and challenging, and I look forward to seeing the impact these experiences have on our students.
— Jennifer Chapman, Head of PSHE, Ongar Academy (UK)
Our children have loved engaging with this interactive platform as it has challenged them to look at the world from a different viewpoint and made them consider what the foundations of a strong vibrant community are. The stunning visuals have helped to tell multiple stories which have made our children to reflect on their own past, present and future.
— Patrick Carroll, Teacher, Shaw Wood Academy (UK)
An engaging and thought-provoking resource to help connect students to the wider world. Enables students to explore issues in: Citizenship, PSHE, Geography and Literacy in a meaningful way.
— Shona Douthwaite, Teacher, Buxton School (UK)
A fantastic resource showing how a community has dealt with gender inequalities to ensure a harmonious community. An ideal resource to use with KS2/3, especially for International Women’s Day.
— Elizabeth Ekers, Teacher, Randal Cremer School (UK)
 

Lyfta's flagship project, The Awra Amba Experience, has been featured in:

OUR TEAM

 

Our talented, international team includes Finnish pedagogical expertise, German engineering, British creativity and Korean minimalist design (and more!)

 

 
Paulina Tervo

Paulina Tervo

Co-Founder/ Co-CEO
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Serdar Ferit

Co-Founder/ Co-CEO
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Katri Meriläinen

Head of Educational Development
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Johannes Metsälampi  

Motion Graphics &
UX Designer

Jinhee Kim

UX and Graphic Designer

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María Carrasco

Education Specialist &
Social Media Manager

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Miko Marttunen

Creative Intern

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Suman Kharal

Unity programmer

Kari Tervo

Chairman of the Board

Jan Totzek

360° Technologist

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Advisors

 

Tiina Rantakokko, Co-Founder, Business Advisor and Strategist

Tuomas Pitkänen, Senior Business Advisor

Gökhan Sahin, Business Advisor, YouTube commercial strategy, Google

Lisa Taner, Education outreach, Global Learning Advocate

Allan Arriaga, Tech, UX, Agile

 

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Tel: +44 7540 566473 (UK)

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