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Message from Mrs Hughes our school librarian

Home learning ideas

Dear all

Here are two activities that might be of interest to our children and parents: 

1. One million ChessKids - Free Online Lessons and Play to July 20!

CSC is delighted to announce the launch of our campaign to get one million children playing chess in the UK during lockdown. We have teamed up with ChessKid to offer 1 million free 3-month Gold Memberships* of their online platform. Every child of primary school age in the UK is eligible. ChessKid is a website and app that gives children access to interactive lessons, instructional videos, thousands of puzzles, and a safe environment in which to play chess online. Schools can find out how to claim a subscription for every pupil here.

The offer is also open to individual parents or carers and will be backed up by a national PR campaign.

ChessKid is designed for both absolute beginners and experienced players of all standards. CSC will be running challenges, competitions, and tournaments for children with these free accounts, encouraging them in their journey through the ChessKid levels, from Pawn 1 to King 90. Through this, the charity will be providing a form of beneficial entertainment at a time when many parents and carers are looking for extracurricular activities to undertake with their children at home. Our simple aim is to create the largest chess club the country has ever seen.

2. Guildford Book Festival about children's story writing

School’s out for the foreseeable and the kids are no doubt climbing the walls, so why not encourage them to get creative and enter our short story competition?