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Children should learn through adventure

Brimming with creativity, children have a natural curiosity for getting to the bottom of how things work. With a little encouragement and the right resources, children can begin to understand the excitement of creative problem-solving.

Students building a prototype from Dyson parts.

Many children think that engineering is all about mess, oily rags and fixing things. By encouraging them to be hands-on and practical, we can show them how rewarding a future in engineering can really be.

Female school student using a screwdriver to take apart a Dyson vacuum cleaner head - an activity from the James Dyson Foundation Engineering Box.


Free resources for schools

Our free resources enable teachers and parents to deliver engaging engineering curriculum and activities, both in the classroom and at home.

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Two sixth form students programming a Lego Mindstorms robot in a James Dyson Foundation robotics workshop.


Delivering workshops in schools

Our workshops get students thinking practically and give them an opportunity to learn about engineering in practice from experts at Dyson.

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Student building an electronics prototype.

Rethinking Education

A new approach to Design and Technology

The James Dyson Foundation champions a Design and Technology curriculum based on iterative design and project-based learning. In 2012, we began a partnership with five schools in Bath, England, to test our theory.

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