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James Dyson Foundation visit

Year 12 students benefit from Engineering workshop with the James Dyson Foundation

On Wednesday 22nd January, a group of Year 12 students got the chance to learn about the world of engineering with two engineers, representing the James Dyson Foundation.
The two engineers (one in Software Engineering and the other in Design) introduced us to the many different branches of engineering, illustrating how much work and how many people are involved in projects such as developing their new robotic vacuum cleaner.

We were also introduced to The Dyson Institute, where undergraduates complete a degree in engineering while simultaneously working on new machinery and components alongside Dyson Technology experts three days a week. We also got a taste of what working as an engineer is like by learning to program Lego robots to get round obstacles, helping us to realise some of the key skills needed by engineers such as teamwork, resilience and problem solving.

I am really grateful to Mr Perks for arranging for the the workshop and the team from Dyson for this enjoyable and inspiring session which opened my eyes to the varied world of engineering and an option for life after A-Levels which I had not yet considered.

By Jodie, Year 12