Running Fun Chess Classes Since 2013
Chess classes in RALET have been running since 2013 for the kids of the RALET primary school in Lusk. Co.Dublin, Ireland.
Classes run on Tuesdays at 2,30 to 3,30 pm.
Why Chess In Primary School
Chess directly contributes to academic performance, teaching important skills such as:
- Thinking Ahead
- Weighing Options
- Analyzing Concretely
Chess Activities in RALET in the last 4 Years
Apart from the weekly chess classes, kids attending the RALET chess classes have had the possibility to play in internal and external chess activities including RALET Spring Tournament (2015), Connell Cup (2015, 2016, 2017), RALET Interschool Cup (2015, 2016), and the Leinster Schools Chess League – Junior (2016) where the RALET team qualified for the final stage.
RALET kids who attended chess classes and activities in RALET
Local primary schools attended the RALET Interschool Cup
“Playing chess helps students develop thinking and analyzing skills, concentration, greater selfcontrol and self-confidence … We have hard evidence that chess in the schools works”Bill Clinton, Former U.S. President
RALET Chess Classes Curriculum
During the class, kids learn by playing different games, puzzles, quizzes and by interacting with the teacher and fellows. All the lessons have a strong emphasis on the fun side of chess.
The Curriculum taught in the RALET classes is mostly based on the Chess In Schools Curriculum.
Chess in Schools is a U.K. charity whose mission is to improve children’s educational outcomes and social development by introducing them to the game of chess. Founded in 2009, they teach chess in over 400 U.K. schools.
2017-2018 RALET Tournaments
Check how your kid is doing in the class tournaments
Please check here the RALET chess classes calendar for the scholastic year 2017-2018.
I’m Marco, Italian living in Ireland since 2007, Digital Marketing consultant by profession and chess coach by passion. I’m a member of the Irish Chess Union (ICU) and regularly play for Skerries Chess Club at a competitive level. I’m also Coaching Officer for the same club.
Chess & Fun was born in 2013 to support my activities as chess coach.