Chess for Social Skills is like no other Summer Course as it is extremely hands-on and teacher-centred. Chess is a growing pastime in Irish Primary schools with over 200 schools now joined with the Ficheall.ie network of teachers promoting chess in Primary schools. It is an excellent hobby for students (and teachers) for rainy days and promotes a variety of social and cognitive 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; all of which are explicitly addressed in the free beginner lessons available to participants.
Some testimonials from the 172 teachers who have completed the Summer Course in 2021 include;
Teachers will have the opportunity to learn how to play chess by playing mini chess games against other novice teachers. The course will teach all participants;
James O’Gorman is a Fourth - Sixth Class teacher in Galmoy N.S. in North Kilkenny. Having completed the Chess for Social Skills: Ficheall Summer Course himself, James has been teaching chess in Galmoy N.S. for the past two years. Chess has provided their school with an opportunity to develop social skills amongst students, as well as enhancing strategic and logical thinking skills in a fun and inclusive way! James is looking forward to sharing ideas on how chess may benefit your school community in this year's Summer Course!
|Course date||04-07-2022 9:30 am|
|Course End Date||08-07-2022 2:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||25-04-2022 3:30 pm|
|Cut off date||01-07-2022 12:00 pm|
|Speaker||James O' Gorman|
|Location||Kilkenny Education Centre (R95 RH97)|