As a group of designers covering a wide range of skills and disciplines, we’ve been pursuing for more than two years the idea of a design innovation school in Scotland, similar to James Dyson’s project in Bath (DW 3 April).
Unfortunately, our big problem is resourcing, and we have also come across barriers relating to curriculum requirements and logistics when dealing with pupils below a certain age.
Following an hour-long meeting with the Education Secretary in October last year, where we formally presented the idea, she voiced her full support for the concept and has since requested a progress report.
It will happen – we intend to make it so. The concept is backed by the Scottish government, and would surely benefit from the Dyson philosophy and reputation. We share and understand his vision and would welcome any opportunity to talk to him.
We would also welcome any guidance from others in support of this project.
David Anthony and Yasser Othman, by e-mail