For schools, a well set curriculum, levels and its duration is designed by FI Abhijit Hatkar. We believe in technology and to follow that, we use projectors, TV or screen to teach our students.
We also conduct internal tournaments once in 2 months where students from different schools participate and compete against each other. At Chanakya Chess Club, the focus will be on making a team of the school and participating at Inter-school, Local, State, National and International level tournaments.
WHY OFFER CHESS IN SCHOOLS?
• Research shows, there is a strong correlation between learning to play chess and academic achievement
• Schools and educators need a simple and direct way to impart thinking skills. The main challenge for children is to develop an effective way to think and make decisions. Learning chess makes it easier for students to overcome this challenge
• Children playing chess from an early age exhibit extraordinary memory skills
• Students can predict outcomes, and realize that characters in their stories are interconnected, just as just as they and their opponent, and the pieces on the chessboard are!
• Chess has all the qualities needed to be an excellent learning tool. Its introduction in schools is recommended not to develop chess players but to further a child’s development
• Chess teaches children to think analytically, logically and on more than one level
SOCIAL BENEFITS OF CHESS
• Reduces delinquency Improved ethical sense
• Improves discipline
• Improves sense of fairness
• Improves social mobility
HEALTH BENEFITS OF CHESS
An increasing amount of attention has been paid to the health benefits of chess. These are most recent discoveries and point to the great value of learning chess during childhood since it seems to confer health benefits almost from the cradle to the grave. They can be summarized as:
• Chess leads to an improvement in cognitive functioning and has been cited as a significant tool in the fight against Alzheimer’s
• Chess can help patients who have suffered from stroke to recover
• Chess assists recovery in people suffering from physical and emotional disability
• Chess helps to prevent anxiety and depression by encouraging self-improvement, improving self-esteem and self-confidence. By contrast, excessive time spent on activities that do not challenge the brain, particularly watching television, has been linked to an increased incidence of depression
• Chess, as recreational therapy, helps prevent or reduce non-adaptive or inappropriate behaviour
• It has long been known that chess improves attention, memory organization skills and perception. It improves the ability of cognitive-impaired individuals to work on issues related to orientation, sensory stimulation and environmental awareness