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Schools teach chess to help ‘difficult’ pupils concentrate

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:51 pm
by James Curran
Schools teach chess to help ‘difficult’ pupils concentrate

The year 3 pupils at Park End Primary School in Middlesbrough are a bit of a rowdy bunch. Headteacher Julia Rodwell describes them as “a complex and difficult group”. Put them in front of a chess set though, and silence descends.

“The first time I saw them playing chess, I was absolutely gobsmacked. Their concentration is incredible – I’ve never seen anything like it in any other lesson,” says Rodwell.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... ry-schools