The Ficheall Challenge – challenge the students in your school to teach someone new in their household. It could be a brother or sister, mother or father. To help with this, one of the talented and tech savvy teachers in the Ficheall network has created videos demonstrating the mini-games approach to teaching chess which the Ficheall website details and which are explained at the chess summer courses. These are available on the Ficheall_ie Twitter account here (you don’t need a Twitter account to view) and also on the Ficheall.ie YouTube channel here. Please like and follow our Twitter account if your school has one also!
Teacher CPD – The Ficheall.ie Team organise a full week long summer course for teachers interested in bringing chess into their challrooms. Details: Register your interest in a Chess Summer Course (3 EPV days) here.
Chessbud Ireland YouTube Channel – International Master Mark Quinn is planning to upload a new video each week for Irish primary school students who already know the basics of chess and are keen to learn new tactics and strategies. He has created three playlists for students to choose from: Beginner’s Mind (for students who understand the pieces and checkmate), Challengers and Masters. . Where possible Mark will feature the tactics of Irish chess players. He is planning to upload weekly lessons for free during school closures.