How is Business on the Move used in schools?
The Level One game is designed to be played by pupils as young as 9 years old, but, in fact, we recommend players of all ages start at Level One with the teacher “raising the bar” once players “get” the basic rules.
This versatility means the game relates well to all Key Stages of the curriculum and to a wide ability range with learners playing from age 9 to 19 years old.
Business on the Move enhances curriculum delivery within core subjects, as a cross-curricular resource and as part of an Enterprise or ‘World of Work’ programme. An “Express” version is described in Download (D09).
Of course, it is played within Business Studies courses but its more generic purpose is making real connections across the subject curriculum between classrooms and workplaces.
It is much more than a board game; it is a powerful platform for relating classroom learning to the reality of the business world beyond the school gates.
How does Business on the Move benefit learners?
Business on the Move offers schools and colleges opportunities to:
Young people tell us they like real businesses featuring as an intrinsic part of Business on the Move because the game reflects the world they live in.
This realism sparks interest from the beginning, it adds to the credibility of the game and young people are more motivated to play and learn.
Feedback from more some 543 learners, two thirds of which were primary pupils, is captured in Download (D13).
What support is available?
In addition to the “Guide to Delivering Learning” that comes with every game, there is a variety of downloadable material to help teachers get the most out of their games:-
What further information is there?
Furthermore, the use of real businesses enables Business on the Move to become much more than a powerful educational board game. Over fifty classroom activities have already been created with business partners to enable learners, after playing the game, to investigate the reality of how business works.
These 50+ resources are available free-of-charge to teachers ~ with a personal login through our Learning Zone ~ to all schools with a minimum of 4 games.
You can download in the meantime, without any charge, samples of some 16 of these resources by visiting our Family page with notes especially written for parents who might be home-schooling.