In chess games, children are taught to think ahead. First think and then act. We teach them to think first and ask themselves the question: "what are the consequences if I do this?"
Over time, chess helps to develop thoughtfulness, visualizing, planning and patience. It is known that it improves academic performance. Pascal said that "Chess is the gymnasium of the mind." And, above all, chess is great fun. It provides a magical experience for millions of adults and children around the world.
Chess School SA's 2010 program will include a series devoted to teaching school children valuable skills that will increase valuable life skills.
Chess School SA is providing chess services in the Adelaide metropolitan area and in South Australian country schools. To country schools we offer chess incursions or one-day workshops.
Classes in Adelaide are conducted on a weekly basis during school hours, lunch times or after school. "In 2009 we were teaching chess in many Adelaide schools and we ran numerous chess incursions in South Australian country schools," says Chess School SA manager, Mato Jelic. "Teachers and parents were thrilled, especially in country schools. One teacher noticed how some kids couldn't get along well in the school yard, yet they peacefully played chess against each other during the chess workshop.
Another teacher noticed how chess is a great game for non sporty students to shine. The format of our chess club in Adelaide schools usually involves a 15-minute talk or demonstration at the start of each lesson. This will focus on a particular theme, tactic, strategy or idea. Children are then encouraged to play monitored games in a tournament setting as well as to play social chess variants like transfer chess.
"Children are thrilled to take part in Interschool Chess competitions, when they compete against other schools," Mr Jelic says. "This also builds team spirit. Prizes and certificates are awarded during the year to stimulate further interest and friendly rivalry. We teach with a friendly positive manner, making learning chess easy and great fun."
If you would like a chess club started at your school, please contact us for more information or visit our website: http://www.chessschoolsa.com.au/. If you would like to run chess in your school or organisation by yourself you are welcome to use our Free Resources, and if you need chess playing equipment you can visit our online Chess Shop.
Chess School SA
Manager: Matt Mato Jelic
PO Box 314 Salisbury SA 5108
Ph/Fax: 08 8252 2226
Mob: 0435 062 283 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0435 062 283 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
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