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Combining science and art to creatively explore the power of the human mind.

Dreamachine Schools is a major free education programme, developed by A New Direction in partnership with the British Science Association, UNICEF UK and We The Curious.

Discover a variety of ways for your school to engage with the ideas and themes of Dreamachine, with free accredited lesson plans in Science, Citizenship, and Health & Wellbeing, teacher professional development focused on wellbeing and mental health, and an interactive exploration of the amazing power of the human brain and how we each experience the world, asking Life’s Big Questions.

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Life's Big Questions

Take part in our children’s survey and exploration of the senses.

Five interactive activities to challenge children (ages 7+) at home or in the classroom with big scientific and philosophical questions about how we experience the world with an invitation for pupils to share their views and perspectives on what matters to them most. 

Perfect for form time, assemblies or full lessons!

“My class has thoroughly enjoyed participating in Life’s Big Questions. It became a part of our weekly routine and we are genuinely sad that it has come to an end.”  Mr Dowell, Year 4 Teacher, Chesterton Primary School

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30 Lesson Plans

with British Science Association and UNICEF UK.

Explore 30+ FREE accredited and quality assured lesson plans across Global Citizenship, The World Around Us, Health and Wellbeing, Personal Development, The Power of the Brain, and Perception and Illusion.  

Designed for pupils aged 5 – 13 years, each lesson is matched to the National Curricula for England, Northern Ireland and Wales and Curriculum for Excellence for Scotland.

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Teacher Wellbeing

With the Chartered College of Teaching and Education Support.

A series of professional development webinars for teachers and educators focusing on the science of wellbeing; approaches to mental wellbeing; time management; mindfulness and meditation and signposts for classroom activities to support children’s mental health. 

Watch the recorded webinars in your own time or download the Teacher INSET pack to share with colleagues.

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"Dreamachine has given us the opportunity to develop art and science skills unimaginable for the primary curriculum but essential for children. "

Mr Guerro, Curriculum Lead in Creative Arts, Hillyfield Primary Academy
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Op Art Activity Tutorial

Our lesson plans are filled with creative ideas for children and we teamed up with YouTuber ArtJohn to bring you a quick tutorial to making OpArt with children in the classroom or at home.

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"It was so thought provoking...the children came up with really wonderful questions. I would like to incorporate this within my other lessons."

Ms Duddridge, Year 5 Teacher, Severn Primary

With special thanks to our Ambassador Schools

Hillyfield Primary, Waltham Forest
Chesterton Primary, Cambridge
Victoria Primary, Edinburgh
Severn Primary, Cardiff
St Francis Primary, Edinburgh
Lansbury Lawrence, London

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