Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC) is a UK charity whose mission is to improve children’s educational outcomes and social development by introducing them to the game of chess. Founded in 2009, it runs classes in over 300 schools and supports a further 500 schools nationwide. It also organises the London Chess Classic every December.
CSC delivers chess via curriculum-time lessons or through the traditional extra-curricular chess club. Children are taught by CSC trained tutors, who all have Enhanced DBS clearance, progressing from the rules of the game to foundational tactics and strategy over a 30 week period. Schools receive chess sets, teaching and learning resources and entry to school activity days at the London Chess Classic. CSC also runs a growing network of chess clubs in local libraries.
CSC is looking to expand its activities in East Anglia, and is keen to increase the number of participating schools and libraries. As part of this drive, they are running two tutor training days in our region, which subscribers to Suffolk Chess may be interested in, or know someone (player or teacher) who might be.
You can find information about the training days here.
Alternatively you can contact CSC Local Organiser Mike Usher.