Dyson visit packed the STEM room!

On Friday 29 March, the students at Borlase were treated with a visit from Old Borlasian’s Bronte Ford and Alex Dust both now at The James Dyson University.

Students learnt of the huge benefits accompanying apprenticeship degrees, in particular the amazing opportunity offered at the Dyson University, which offers an Engineering Degree in partnership with Warwick University. We heard about the interesting course that balances work experience with university study, whilst being paid! Alex was delighted to tell everyone that she was working on parts for the new Electric vehicle. We were enthralled by news of the accommodation Pods designed by George Clark – Amazing Spaces and to hear about the ski trips, sketching weekend in London and the legendary fancy dress Christmas Party and so much more.

They brought with them a number of the very latest products (hair dryer, handheld vacuum), a couple of motors, and some breakfast cereal for people to test out the vacuum cleaners. We accepted the challenge and decided to test our own domestic skills. After crushing an entire packet of cheerios on the carpet of the STEM room, we were then left with the problem of cleaning it all up. This was no difficult task with the engineering we had on hand!

Alex and Bronte stayed for our STEM dinner in the evening and presented a Future Engineer Prize to Charles Washbourn for his creative Gold Crest Project on Linear Motors.

For help and information about applying to Dyson, please speak to Mrs Barclay in the STEM Cell.