The CILT sponsored Business on the Move board game was played by students of Windmill Primary School, Northampton on 5th February 2015.
Students from years five and six took part in playing the game and understanding the process behind delivering and shipping goods to and from British businesses.
Nine year-old, Rebecca, a student at the primary school spoke to BBC Northampton and enthused: “As soon as we got the hang of it, I found it really fun. I’ve learned that there is a lot more than just going into a shop and buying the goods, they have to deliver to England before sending it to the shop. It’s a lot more than I first realised.”
The game has been designed to inspire a younger generation, teaching them some of the key skills of the logistics and transport industry, as well as making a career in the industry an appealing and attractive opportunity.
Lynn Mentiply MILT, Regional Officer and Team Leader, CILT said: “The children need to learn these skills as it creates the awareness that goods need to be supplied and manufactured in a certain way and it helps to enhance our knowledge in that area.
“It raises awareness of what jobs are available for them in the industry from a young age. There are thousands of jobs across the sectors and even at this young age children will start to think about what position they want to be in when they’re going to be in future employment.”
Business on the Move is an innovative and fun educational board game which has been made to excite young people about business and the UK’s supply chain.
Michelle Ginn, head teacher said: “It’s been fantastic for them to apply their maths skills; there’s been a lot of team work and turn taking and the children are learning how to deal with financial management and are taking responsibility for their decisions.
“Most importantly there’s a much wider world out there and we are seeing and learning that a lot more goes on behind the scenes in getting the goods to the store.”
To listen to BBC Northampton’s coverage of the day at Windmill Primary school, click here
and listen from 83minutes in.