Friday, August 11, 2017
Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC) is a UK charity which aims to improve children’s educational outcomes and foster their social development by introducing them to the game of chess. CSC teaches chess in over 300 schools whilst supporting the game in 400 more, and organise a world-leading chess event, the London Chess Classic. CSC works exclusively in the state sector, prioritising areas of the greatest deprivation, giving every child the chance to realise their full potential.
Children are taught by one of the charities’ trained chess tutors, who all have Enhanced DBS clearance. Schools receive all the necessary chess sets, teaching and learning resources, and free entry to special events at the London Chess Classic. CSC provides a range of other support to schools, including free chess sets, tutor training and use of their curriculum. They also run a growing network of chess clubs in libraries, junior centres and even prisons.
The following Schools appear to already be involved with the charity:
Dunkirk Primary School
Tutors: James Byrne, Steve Luland
Radford Primary School
Carrington Primary & Nursery School
Tutors: James Byrne, Steve Luland & Onos Kofi-Ofuafor
To visit the Chess in Schools and Communities website please visit: http://www.chessinschools.co.uk/index.htm
For more information please click on the following link: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/jun/24/chess-pupils-digital-detox-uk-state-primary-schools