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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.

Young girl making a prototype from cardboard.

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.

Three students and a teacher examining a Dyson vacuum cleaner


Free resources for schools

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

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Teacher showing students a part from a Dyson vacuum cleaner head.


Delivering workshops in schools

Our prototyping workshops get children thinking practically and give them an opportunity to learn about engineering from experts at Dyson.

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Students using a glue gun to stick together their cardboard prototype

After School Clubs

Design. Build. Test.

Our after school clubs provide students with an opportunity to develop their engineering potential and build on their problem-solving interests outside of school.

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Two students building a prototype from cardboard in a James Dyson Foundation workshop.

Rethinking Education

A new approach to Design and Technology

The James Dyson Foundation champions a Design & Technology curriculum based on iterative design and project-based learning. In 2015 we began a partnership with three schools in Chicago to test our theory.

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