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Teaching Chess to Children in Primary Schools

viking chessThis three session course, facilitated by April Cronin, runs on Mondays in November (12th, 19th and 26th) from five to seven thirty.

Session 1: • The basics of chess: how to move the pieces, check and checkmate. • How to teach the basics to young children. Mini-games, based on chess, that can be used easily in the classroom to enhance numeracy. • How to set up your chess club and run competitions in various formats. Sourcing of equipment,
Session 2: • More advanced rules of the game: castling, stalemate, other drawn games, pawn promotion, en passant captures. • Simple chess tactics and strategies for children. How to help children develop beyond moving the pieces randomly! • The most common checkmating patterns.
Session 3: • Further chess tactics and strategies. • How to integrate chess into the primary curriculum.

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