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Teaching Chess in Primary Schools - Chess for Social, Cognitive and Mental-Fitness Skills
Location: Gaelscoil Ui Riordain, Ballincollig.
Course presented in English.
Teaching Chess in Primary Schools is like no other summer course as it is extremely hands-on and teacher-centred.
The course is presented by a teacher involved in the Ficheall.ie initiative. This initiative for primary schools aims to develop social, cognitive and mental-fitness skills in students through chess. Ficheall.ie organise fun and friendly, one-day, inter-school chess tournaments. In Cork, 62 schools participated in 2018/2019 and 1,200 students represented their school in chess.
Chess is a growing pastime in Irish primary schools with over 100 schools now joined the Ficheall.ie network of teachers promoting chess in primary schools. It is an excellent hobby for students (and teachers) for rainy day break times and promotes a variety of social, cognitive and mental-fitness skills such as respect, forward planning, problem solving, decision making, accepting defeat, understanding resilience and developing a growth mind-set when exploring a new skill.
Teachers will have the opportunity to learn the new skill of chess by playing mini chess games against other novice teachers. The course will teach all participants how to;
This summer course has run in Kildare, Navan and Cork since 2016 and always receives the highest standard of feedback. It attracts both principals and experienced teachers looking for something new and easy to implement in their schools with many claiming it to be "the best summer course I've ever completed". Other testimonials from previous chess summer course participants include:
This facilitator for this course will be Liam Murray.
Feel free to email email@example.com to ask any questions on the course
Before you finalise payment for your course, please note the following:
All our summer courses are booked on the condition that the course fee is non-refundable. Course Fees are not transferrable to another teacher. Unfortunately, if you wish to cancel your place on one of our courses or you are unable to attend the course, we are not in a position to refund fees.
In the event that the minimum number of participants required do not apply then the Centre will be obliged to cancel the course and all monies will be refunded in full.
|Date||Monday 01 July 2019 - Friday 05 July 2019|
|Time||9.30am to 2pm|
|Venue||Note: course presented in English - Gaelscoil Uí Ríordáin, Baile an Chollaigh|
|Places||3 places remaining|
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