The famous German TV Channel ZDF made a big report about the ECU’s Chess in School program in Slivnitsa

The Famous German TV Channel ZDF made a big report about the ECU’s Chess in School program in the town of Slivnitsa, Bulgaria.

Impressed by the introduction of chess as a subject in the Slivnitsa school “St.st. Cyril and Methodius” the influential media sent a special team to provide the story about this innovative and exciting initiative.

The German journalists attended the chess lessons of the students from first to fourth grade and were very impressed by the fact that besides being a subject that strongly develops the logic and character of the young children, the game of chess is successfully used in Slivnitsa as a tool for integration in the learning process of children with autism, the Roma pupils and others.

As we have already informed you on October 26, 2012, the President of the European Chess Union Silvio Danailov and the Mayor Vasko Stoilkov officially opened the first chess school year in the town of Slivnitsa.

Eighty children out of 240 graduates of the Slivnitsa school “St.st. Cyril and Methodius” chose to study chess as a school subject during the school year 2012-2013. Thus Slivnitsa became the first municipality in the European Union which introduced chess as a school subject according to the program of the European Chess Union “Chess in School”.

The news about the joint initiative of the European Chess Union and the municipality of Slivnitsa received wide international response and was reported by many media, even by European political newspapers like the Brussels based edition New Europe (www.neurope.eu/article/first-eu-municipality-introduces-chess-school-subject) and others.

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