13 Dec Discover Risk Workshop – CII
Jo Richardson Sixth Form had the opportunity to take part in a Game of Risk produced by the Chartered Institute of Insurers.
We were fortunate enough to have some on hand experience with Aimee Jarrold, from Swiss Re Insurers leading the second and third sessions supported by her colleagues Fiona Halliday, Holly Richardson, Robert Van Haaren, all from Swiss Re and Courtney Varney from Ensurance.
The Year 12 Sixth Formers made the most of their opportunities, having on tap experience and understanding of the insurance industry.
The students were split into teams, over three sessions, and had to decide on the risk and impact of certain events within real life scenarios.
Each scenario mirrored events that have taken place in the world and produced some thought provoking discussion.
Students began to realise that in the world of insurance all areas have to be thought of and covered!! Would anyone have thought about the possibility of a film crew breaking both 3D cameras whilst filming to a tight 12 week schedule – what impact might that have? Who could imagine a popstar slapping an interviewer around the face – how would that affect their image, reputation and record sales? A vegan superstar snapped by the paparazzi eating a burger?
imee outlined the variety of options for students in the world of insurance and got some of them to ponder a career down that path. She also provided insight as to how some of the scenarios actually had a bigger impact on events than students first assumed.
It was a good exercise in reading the clues carefully and picking out the key words that signposted the likeliness and impact.
All session winners, and several other teams scored over 100 points. All teams were getting high marks in the latter rounds, apart from a couple of slips, showing that their understanding of Risk had increased. The competitive nature of business also came out as the overall scores were being amassed round by round!
Many thanks to the CII, for providing the resources, Swiss Re & Ensurance for their time and expertise and Year 12 for their contribution to a fun learning activity.
Deputy Director of Sixth Form