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Chess In Schools Grassroot Initiative continues in Berbice

first_imgThe Chess In Schools (CIS) Grassroot Initiative Workshop aims to introduce chess into schools nationwide, both as an extracurricular activity for children and as part of the “Chess for Education” programme.Students engage in a game of chessMore than 120 children from the Bygeval Secondary School, Mahaicony Secondary School, Bush Lot Secondary School and Fort Wellington Secondary School have learnt the basics of chess when they participated in the CIS- Grassroot Initiative Workshop over the past four days.Making a special appearance at one of the abovementioned schools (Fort Wellington), Director of Sport, Christopher Jones said, “Once your body is active you look the part. When you are actively involved, when you have a healthy body, you appeal to people differently.“But chess works up here (your brain), you are actively thinking, it promotes critical thinking and that helps you with your life in terms of moving forward and that is why we are spreading this programme throughout the Mahaica-Berbice region.”The children were all taught how to play chess and the basics – History of Chess, The Chess Board, The Chess Pieces: Movement & Value, Castling and Basic Opening Guidelines.References of “Chess for Education” were also demonstrated to the students. Students were given tasks to complete such as Chess & Maths: Chess Notation & Algebraic Equations, Chess & Physics, Chess Psychology and Emotional Intelligence.Eight teachers from the abovementioned schools were trained on how to play chess and manage school chess clubs. At the conclusion of the programme, a one-day beginners’ tournament will be held today, Saturday, October 12 at Fort Wellington Secondary.So far, the department has visited and implemented the initiative in schools in Regions Three, Six, 10 and now Five. It is expected that the two top teams will go on to compete against Berbice High School in New Amsterdam.The Mahaica-Berbice (West Berbice) CIS Grassroot Initiative Workshop is a nationwide initiative mainly pushed by Director of Sports Jones, and all workshops are being completed by FIDE National Instructor CM Wendell Meusa and local Developmental Instructor Janedward Daniels.last_img read more


Rangers transfer update: Gerrard eyes PL defender and urged to make Cole move

first_imgHe failed to get his man, but is now ready to make a fresh move for the former England Under-21 international, who is valued at around £500,000.With second-place Rangers pushing Celtic in the SPL and on the verge of reaching the last 32 in the Europa League, Gerrard is keen to add competition to his squad heading into the second half of the season.Despite being included in Wolves’ official Premier League squad list following their promotion from the Championship, Iorfa is yet to feature in Nuno Espirito Santo’s first-team this term.He has not played for Wolves since May 2017 and spent last season on loan at Ipswich Town.Another defender linked with a move to Ibrox is Gerrard’s former England team-mate Ashley Cole, who was released after two years at MLS side LA Galaxy. Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Latest Scottish Premiership News Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is poised to reignite his interest in Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Dominic Iorfa in January.Gerrard had been keen to take the full-back to Ibrox in the summer after taking the reigns. 2 Ashley Cole celebrates with Steven Gerrard for England in 2006 2 Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour believes Gerrard should consider Cole as an option.“I’m sure there’ll be lots of clubs interested. Stevie G is a great shout at Rangers,” Parlour said speaking on Sky Sports’ The Debate. scrap “I don’t know who their left-back is at the moment but he would be great for the dressing room area.“He’s had a fantastic career and I think that he can do a job definitely for another season.“I’m not too sure about the Premier League, I’m not sure someone would take a chance on him in the Premier League, certainly the Championship.” Dominic Iorfa is wanted by Rangers last_img read more