Moves for Life :
A project with the aim of introducing chess as an educational tool to as many children as possible in Ireland, principally through supporting teachers. The idea is that children be taught mini-games based on chess and that social-emotional and intellectual skills are the prime focus. While some children individually and some schools may eventually adopt chess as a competitive hobby, Moves For Life seeks to encourage all to play and have fun, and enables teachers to use chess to further thinking / social skills.
National Chess Month ( NCM ) in November 2018 :
To participate: See the Getting Started page, especially if you are playing chess for the very first time. There are easy to play mini-games for your class. With a free draw for a number of prizes, including chess equipment and a draw for €500 for one class sharing information / photo / video of what they did for NCM. The page also contains a Teacher-Tips(doc) which gives ideas and an activity plan to use games for education. There will also be Training Workshops at Education Centers in advance of November .
NCM will run for November (2018) and there’ll be follow up activities and events for Schools that wish to “go further” with chess. For teachers participating in NCM Jambories / Training Workshops they will be given 3 years free membership of Chessossity for their students. See the Going Further page for more.