• Schools

Our national schools programme extends the reach and impact of the Museum. Our galleries will tell the stories of the global influence of Scottish design and innovation, creating a free, world-class resource for design education. From architecture and town planning to games and product design, our schools programme encourages all curriculum areas to engage, inspiring learners to become problem solvers in creative, curious, imaginative, innovative and playful ways.

The programme has been co-designed with teachers and is delivered by practicing designers to foster excellence in design teaching and help develop skills for both teachers and pupils.

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Schools Design Challenge
Our first Schools Design Challenge encouraged senior school pupils to use design thinking to change their everyday environment. The pupils became ‘agents of change’, finding solutions to problems that directly affect them in a hands-on, creative and collaborative way. Over 7,000 people across the region engaged in the project over its six month duration, including over 1000 school pupils and 200 teachers.

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Time Capsule
Our ongoing national Time Capsule challenge invited pupils studying for a qualification in Higher Design and Manufacture to design a time capsule to celebrate the construction of V&A Dundee. 160 Scottish secondary schools signed up to take part. The winning student designer will have a week’s work experience with Jaguar, where they will develop their idea into the final Time Capsule, which will then go on permanent display outside the new museum.