Chess Summer Courses
Many education centres offer summer courses in teaching chess in primary schools. These courses are taught by experienced Ficheall volunteers and qualify you for 3 EPV days on completion.
See the map below for venues for summer courses for 2021 (pending approval by the Dept of Education and Skills).
Chess summer courses DO NOT expect any chess knowledge coming into the course. Chess will be taught to all participants using the fun and interactive mini-games you will use to teach the children. The course begins with learning how to move the pieces and progresses to cover advanced rules of promotion, checkmate, en passant, scholar’s mate and how to introduce chess and organise chess in a school setting.