Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Starting em young

Chess is being offered as part of a curriculum early to Singaporean kids. Probably why Malaysia is doing so well in our recent annual Malaysia vs Singapore frielndly matches.
Neighbourhood schools these days are producing not just academically capable students but talented ones too. One activity some schools are offering to nurture talents is chess. For instance, chess is part of the curriculum for all Primary One students at Gongshang Primary. The principal of Gongshang Primary School, Daisie Yip, said: "It's really to train them through a game, through a fun way, to be analytical. The best take-away would be when I plan the next move, I'm actually thinking 2-3 moves ahead.
read rest of article here (Channel News Asia)

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