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Discover Risk school events launch with great success


The CII has launched its Discover Risk outreach programme for schools. Aimed at year 12 students, the programme uses a board game, based on the CII's Discover Risk website, to encourage young people to consider career options within the insurance sector.

The programme was launched at Luton Sixth Form College with over 50 students taking part. The board game, which lasts around 90 minutes, gets students thinking about how the risk and insurance sector touches diverse areas of life. Students play in teams and work through how to manage the risks associated with a variety of real-life scenarios that range from a chocolate company receiving a badly damaged product shipment to a singing super star's niece being abducted.

This is the first time that the CII has produced an interactive game for schools, in partnership with Magnified Learning, and the feedback from teachers, students and employers has been extremely positive.

Sufian Sadiq, business management teacher at Luton Sixth Form College, stated, "This is an excellent initiative which I am sure will do extremely well in promoting risk related careers. The employer engagement really added value to the workshops. I personally was very impressed by the quality of material and found the workshop to be active and engaging for students."

Caspar Bartington, Relationship Manager - Education at the CII, stated, "The game is structured to help students build essential skills including team work, negotiation and communication. A number of employers have been involved in the game and this has helped them to build their profile and identify future talent."

The programme will be rolled out to schools throughout the country over the coming academic year.

Students can also enter a competition linked to the programme and can win a work placement in the sector.

For further information on running a session at your school email discover@cii.co.uk

Magnified Learning is a consultancy specialising in the design and management of education volunteering projects for large employers. Since it was established in 2005, almost 20,000 young people have participated in the bespoke learning projects delivered by Magnified Learning. The business specialises in creating learning materials and activities around the topics of enterprise, citizenship, sustainable development, preparation for work and global development.



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