Ficheall.ie was founded by a group of primary school teachers and principals who witnessed first-hand the social and cognitive benefits chess has for their students. Teachers and principals involved in Ficheall.ie have witnessed how students have been enabled to develop patience, impulse-control, resilience and simple social skills such as shaking hands, not gloating after a win and making conversation.
Resilience and Mental Fitness
BeWell-DoWell provide resilience and mental fitness workshops and are just one of the organisations promoting the work of Ficheall.ie and chess in schools.
BeWell-DoWell have developed a preventative and accessible model for prioritising well-being and mental fitness in the whole school community. The workshops provide schools with practical and evidence-based strategies and a comprehensive list of resources for further support. BeWell-Do-Well outline how small changes can have a significant impact in building a strong social and emotional foundation for our students and the adults in their lives.
- Chess Study Italy 2015
- EU ED Commission on Chess – as a result of the EU’s ruling above, Spain introduced chess to their schools
- Italian Study 2012
- The Benefits of Learning Chess by Clive Hutchby
- KVDC Chess and autism by Karel van Delft
A charity in the UK, Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC) has been promoting chess in primary schools in recent years: