Interview with Blue Kazoo

Bringing history lessons to life, harnessing technology, and collaborating with creatives on The Big House programme.

Tom Cable’s Blue Kazoo brings history lessons to life using role-play and other non-traditional teaching techniques to engage children’s learning and creativity, and in turn supporting teachers and education providers.

Tom engaged with The Big House programme during lockdown to focus on strategic areas such as holistic business planning and marketing. In April, he was pivoting his business as the pandemic limited his ability to deliver his services face-to-face in schools. He saw an opportunity to use technology to help museums and schools tell their stories through video and social media.

What would you say to other businesses about The Big House programme?

Don’t worry about what else is going on. The beauty of The Big House is that there are people of all sorts of different stages. Even if you have not sorted out what your brand is, or who your audience may be, it is still for you. It’s business talk that’s understandable – this programme comes without the jargon – there’s a really down to earth approach with it.  


And to the people who are put off because they don’t think they’re at the right stage to seek this support/or that they may have already done a course on marketing or branding etc: these ideas should always be updated and you should always refresh your learnings.

You’ll meet a blend of people from different backgrounds, with different experiences, with different ages, people you wouldn’t normally expect to meet or wouldn’t be in your social circles. It’s great to open your mind up to these different perspectives and insights….