Free Chess Sets For Schools - To find out more about the project please email

Free Chess Sets For Schools - To find out more about the project please email

Found 21st Jun 2010
Welcome to the Chess for Schools initiative - the largest and most ambitious chess project ever undertaken in the UK.

Here you can find out more about this nationwide initiative, sign up to the programme and download the Teacher's Resource Pack.

What is Chess for Schools?
Chess for Schools is a major new nationwide initiative that aims to provide ten free chess sets to every one of England's 25,000 schools, with the intention of creating school chess clubs and inter-school chess tournaments.

The overall aim of the project is to promote strategic and logical thinking in our youth.

Holloid Plastics, manufacturer and distributer of the chess sets, is funding this charity initiative in partnership with the English Chess Federation.

Why Chess?
Before the dawn of the Xbox or Playstation, there was Chess:

Chess is the age-old brain game invented over 1,400 years ago.
Chess cuts through barriers of age, gender, race and class.
Chess develops critical thinking skills; it requires concentration, focus, strategy and logic.
Chess is the universal sport, played by many and enjoyed by all.
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kids school got these last time

good follow up as well:thumbsup:
Normally have to pay for anything like this, but this time there's no Cheque mate!!!
The only one REAL GAME in the world !!! good find. about 24 years ago i was in chess youth club
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