Let's Chess Again - 62500 children in British Land UK Chess Challange
Monday, 16 May 2011 18:58
For some years the British Land UK Chess Challenge has been (probably) the biggest chess competition in the world. Each year some 70,000 children throughout the U.K. take part, a large percentage of them receiving their first introduction to the game thanks to this creation of Mike Basman. It has been running since 1996, attracting 23,000 children in that first year.
Two of the young competitiors produced this amusing video: "Lets Chess Again" courtesy of Alex & Marcus of St Andrew's Primary School, Much Hadham, Herts, UK and the British Land UK Chess Challenge. Very nice, even though you will no doubt notice that 4.b2xa3 is far from the best move in the position!
Here is a link to an interview, Ian Wilkinson, the President of Jamaican Chess Federation, did with "TV Jamaica" (TVJ), the most popular tv station in Jamaica.
The end is really "special" and involves hundreds of students (who took part in a scholastic tournament we staged) expressing their love for chess.
The video provided by Ian, and FIDE will start special chess in school project of Jamaica in 2012.
Thanks to our President of Jamaican Chess Federation. Enjoy it!
Chess in the schools - New York City - USA
Saturday, 26 February 2011 11:32
Winning Moves video wins major award.
Just over a week ago, Tufts University (Massachusetts) announced the winners of the inaugural "Capturing Change on Camera" video competition, which promotes nonprofits that help children and families and filmmakers who tell their stories through visual testimonials. This video, by Bao Nguyen, won second prize under the title "Chess Saved my Life," the words uttered by Juan de Jesus at the end of the video.
The video (duration 4m 50s) was produced by Chess-in-the- Schools, a New York City-based organization dedicated to improving academic performance and building self-esteem among inner-city public school children through chess. Official Web Site
Human Chess is an activity that can be developed in schools. Besides stimulating the development of skills related to school education and as a tool of cultural stimulation. This activity can give students a different way of interactive participation. In this video, students from 10 schools in the city of Santa Maria de Jetibá - Brazil participated in a parade of topics related to chess and a human chess competition
Video comes from Mr.Charles Moura Netto, member of FIDE CIS. Duration 6m 20s.
CONQUER THE WORLD! Today's video comes from Australia. David Cordover sent us his promotional video. The video duration is 34 seconds. We get the feeling that kids seeing this will think "chess is cool."