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Maritime board game is a hit

Maritime board game is a hit

08-10-2016 08:00:00


The Blue Denmark recruitment campaign World Careers has developed a game for the public schools, where you have to manage a worldwide shipping company. Over 400 primary school pupils have already signed up to try out the new board game "Seven Seas" and the enthusiasm is high among the students who have tried it.

"Young people are raving about the game. They cannot sit still when they first get started. And the number of young people who are signing up to try the game keeps growing and growing," says campaign manager for World Careers, Anne Bay Riisager.

The young people are excited about having to manage a modern worldwide shipping and thus deal with everything from freight rates and fuel prices to environmental and climate challenges. "Seven Seas" is developed by the World Careers and is a game for the Blue Denmark and how the oceans will open new horizons. Players work together to manage a modern worldwide shipping. There should be closed contracts to buy oil, planned routes and develop new technology. Tasks are shared between the players, so it requires cooperation and perspective to succeed in the game. But the game is on time. Therefore it is important to keep a cool head and act quickly. Otherwise, time will run out and competitors will skip past you.

The game is designed for students in 8th and 9th grade in elementary school. More than 400 students have already signed up to try their hand at Seven Seas. On Dåstrup School in Viby a 9th grade has tried the game and the enthusiasm was great because the young people were wiser in their own careers by being actively involved in the game.

"I actually think it was a really, really good idea. Having "hands on" and trying it for yourself. And find out what some various professions within this one maritime sector," said the class teacher.

You can watch a short video about Seven Seas below.

Source: Danmarks Rederiforening / Maritime Denmark


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