“Students with learning difficulties are experiencing better results in other subject areas due to their involvement with chess.”
“Chess is a whole-school (P-6) activity at Zeerust PS. It encourages taking turns, following rules, and REASONING.”
“I see students who misbehave constantly in class able to settle and use self-discipline in front of a chess board.”
“Resilience, motivation, sportspersonship, engagement all improve and chess gives low performing boys a chance to shine in Winters Flat Primary.”
“I worked in a disadvantaged school with very rough kids. Teachers were amazed that the ones engaged in chess were the really rough, violent kids. It caused a big rethink ...”
Research, studies and reports showing that chess makes kids smarter!
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Chess is more than just the educational benefits - there are plenty of life skills kids learn from chess.
This was written by a primary school teacher in Victoria.
Some recent newspaper clippings...