Business - iPods on the move

20th March 2009 at 00:00

How do you get an order of iPods from the manufacturers in China to customers in Britain on time and on budget? More than 150 senior pupils from Bathgate Academy in West Lothian, who took part in a logistics enterprise challenge, "Made in China", have been finding out.

Seventeen S5 teams participated in the day, which aimed to help them understand the way iPods move from manufacture to point of sale.

The web resource is based on industry-led activities and real companies. Development of the innovative challenge is funded by the Road Haulage and Distribution Training Council and managed by Skills of Logistics. The aim is to improve perceptions that young people have of the freight logistics industry and highlight the range of career opportunities it offers.

Joe Boyd, the headteacher, said: "The teams learned a great deal about the issues behind the movement of items from country of production to a shelf in a shop. Bathgate has links with China and Mandarin is taught in the school, so it was interesting for our pupils. The web-based resource was very good, in that it provided learning opportunities based on real companies, in a fun and interactive way."

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now