Originally posted by Hells Caretakerchess is active in after school clubs in scotland, its the great britain land championship coming soon 8th may scottish megafinal, my 8 year old is realy keen beats me all the time(maybe thats easy before someone else says it) hes been playing since he was 5 and loves the game, i also have a 6 year old who knows the rules but hates the game. wish we had chess on espn instead of some of the so called "sports"
Chess is a great for kids, they learn so much more than the game itself...decision making, taking responsibilty for there own actions, calculation/concentration, controlling there immotions, mentally dealing with losing, problem solving etc etc.
mikelom is to be applauded and anyone else running a club for or in schools, if there was funding from government there would be more of it. Alas it still is not a recognised sport in England.