Below are a range of quotes from participants in various workshop sessions since the autumn. We are most grateful for the enthusiastic manner in which business and teaching staff have got involved and look forward to many more of the same during the first few months of 2015.
Adrian Cook, Clifton Upon Dunsmore Primary School
Thanks once again for the fantastic course the kids are loving the board game.
Sharon Roe, Sketchley Hill Primary School in Leicestershire
I would like to say how much I enjoyed my day playing the game and have since agreed with my head teacher that I will be made available to play the game with Year 5s on Friday afternoons in the spring term; possibly moving onto Year 6 students post SATs during the summer term. We are excited about the opportunity to put real world problems into school, something I am fairly passionate about.
Steve Kay, Quality Culture
“There is no doubt that Business on the Move is an excellent board game that captures the essence of logistics and supply chains. What makes it special, however, is its versatility. It works for young people new to logistics and for experienced managers in the sector too.
We used the game with middle managers at Ceva Logistics as part of an ILM5 Leadership programme, challenging them to learn Business on the Move in the morning in order to facilitate the game with 180 fifteen year old students that very same afternoon! Leading such a session in a large hall in a large local comprehensive school certainly took the managers out of their comfort zone, putting their coaching, motivating and organising skills to the test.
Business on the Move clearly pays off in the workplace as well as in the classroom!”
Joanne Griffiths, Senior General Manager, Organizational Capability, UK, Ireland & Nordics
“It was a brilliant day for everyone involved. The Business on the Move game gave CEVA’s managers the perfect platform to promote CEVA Logistics and the vast array of exciting career opportunities available for young people.”
Vanessa Breward, STEM Coordinator – Leicestershire
“Thanks for such a great training day at Lutterworth last week. The game is really versatile and I am sure will be of great interest to schools across Leicestershire.”
Mark Bentley, Supply Chain & Logistics Development Manager at South Essex College
“I just wanted to drop you a line of thanks for your presentation session at Norbert I really enjoyed it. I will be planning the way forward with my schools in order to effectively raise the awareness of the product and its role within developing the curriculum around the local theme of logistics and supply chain.”
Peter Kelley, Lunar Training
“Brought the game back to the office cascaded the rules to my Functional Skills Tutor who took it out the next day to use. The trainees loved it.”
Fiona Routs, Business Studies teacher at Knutsford Academy
“Thank you for your fab game”.
Students at Bridgewater School during Enterprise Day facilitated by CILT apprentices
Neil Ashworth, CEO of Collect+
“Certainly, one of the supply chain highlights of 2014.”
Dr. Andrea Genovese, Programme Director for the MSc at the University of Sheffield.
On the 17th December 2014 Students from the MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the University of Sheffield discovered that learning can be fun by playing the CILT-sponsored game Business on the Move.
“The board game provided intuitive examples about concepts such as lead times, modal choices and inherent complexities of global supply chains. Students enjoyed very much the session, and we are looking at ways to integrate the board game into our curriculum”.
Mrs Claire Ette, Bishop Stopford School, Kettering
On the afternoon of Tuesday 16th December 2014 a group of students had the opportunity to play the game ‘Business on the Move’. Students were from Key Stage 4 and 5, currently studying either Logistics (level 2) or A Level Business Studies.
“With the object of the game being to complete 4 deliveries to designated businesses, it was interesting to see how the students aimed to achieve this. Some were prepared to take risks and didn’t mind spending a lot of their money, whilst others were more cautious and budgeted carefully! Strategies clearly changed as the game progressed and competition increased as business decisions were influenced and altered by the actions of their competitors!
It was an enjoyable afternoon and gave students the opportunity to experience and understand in a practical sense what they are learning in their studies. It highlighted not only the complexities of business and the supply chain, but also the need to be astute at all times!
Our thanks go to Sarah Skinns at CILT Head Office for facilitating the afternoon. “
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