The RTPI is launching an interactive role play board game - called Place Makers - for students aged 14-18 to get them thinking about planning and inspire the next generation to join the profession.
The teaching resource encourages students to think about how they would plan for 500 new homes in an imaginary town – RTPI Town – and consider the economic, social and environmental impacts of their decisions.
Andrew Close MRTPI, Head of Careers, Education & Professional Development said:
“We’ve made this teaching resource interactive and hands on so that students get a real taste of the exciting work planners do. It will help students explore and practice a range of key study and life skills through role playing situations professional planners deal with. We hope it will inspire the next generation to pursue a career in planning.”
Place Makers is designed an education tool for teachers to use and RTPI Ambassadors will be able to support them in using it in the classroom with students.
It has direct knowledge links to secondary geography curricula across different specifications.
The Institute has 100 sets of Place Makers and is looking for geography and citizenship teachers, from across the UK to use it in their classroom. In addition the RTPI is targetting after school clubs.
Do you know a teacher who might be interested? Let the RTPI’s education team know today.
The board game is part of a range of initiatives from the Institute to introduce children and young people to planning.
More information: Place Makers