In March we donated several copies of our Food Hygiene Game to representatives of the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland, who took the game from Scotland to the other side of the world, sharing it with environmental health colleagues at the World Congress on Environmental Health in Auckland, New Zealand.
Imagine our delight when we heard that after being donated as raffle prizes, one of the games found its way to the remote island of Tonga in the South Pacific!
Bronwyn Thomson, a volunteer from Australia, won the game and took it on her placement to Tonga, where it has already been played with groups of Health Inspectors.
Feedback was positive, and Bronwyn said:
"It was a fiercely fought battle with lots and banter and questions leading to chocolate as a final prize! The game was greatly enjoyed by all and has started some conversations about how to impart and encourage learning in other areas of environmental health."
We're very pleased that playing the game has inspired people to think about new ways of learning. Group learning is favoured by many groups of people. Compared to learning styles such as e-learning or classroom style presentations, it's social, engaging and allows people to learn from each other.
Many thanks to REHIS for taking The Food Hygiene Game to the other side of the world!
The game helps anyone working with food to understand safe and hygienic kitchen practices, helping make sure that food served is safe to consume. It's a fun way to consolidate knowledge learned on formal food hygiene courses, or an informal learning tool for any food business or education setting! To learn more about the game visit www.foodhygienegame.co.uk.