Primary Teachers Promoting Chess

CPD Courses for Teachers

eThis term, Ficheall volunteers will be delivering evening courses in Education Centres throughout the country.

Chess For Teachers

 Teachers will have the opportunity to learn how to play chess by playing mini chess games against other novice teachers.

The course will teach all participants how to play chess (from zero prior knowledge) and the best methods of teaching primary school children as young as first class the rules using a fun, games-based approach and how to utilise chess as an additional resource in teaching social skills in the mainstream and special education classroom. The course will run over three nights.

Limerick Education Centre – 21st, 28th of September and the 5th October

Dublin West Education Centre – Mondays October 3rd, 10th & 17th 2022 from 6pm-8pm

Waterford Education Centre – Wednesdays 28th Sept, 5th and 12th Oct from 4pm – 6pm

Learning Outcomes – 

  • To enjoy learning a new game and skill
  • To understand fully the rules of each piece and begin to understand check and checkmate
  • To know how to use the slides and methods experienced to teach the basics of chess to primary school students


Feel free to email to ask any questions of the course.