Hay Festival: Timetable at World's Biggest Literary Festival Features Chess
Chess at Hay will be launched on the back of the successful 'Chess in Schools” programme which was set up in January this year at selected primary and secondary schools in Merthyr Tydfil.
The children will be joined by Daily Telegraph chess correspondent and International Chess Master Malcolm Pein as well as the Chess in Schools and Communities Trainer Sarah Kett.
Vanessa Jones is head trustee of the charity that has spearheaded the Chess in Schools programme.
She said: "We're delighted to be at Hay again this year, this time with an opportunity to showcase the benefits associated with playing chess including problem-solving skills and also the ability to think strategically."
Louise Bibby, the head teacher of Gwaunfarren Primary School in Merthyr Tydfil said chess was having a positive impact on the children at her school.
She said: "It has been an absolute joy to observe the pupils making decisions with reasons and thinking strategically, while having fun.
"Behaviour has improved and we hope to develop this further as an after-school club, in order to involve more pupils."
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