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Early day motion 2158 - Chess
Not sure how many on here are aware of this Early Day Motion. I first heard about it through a link on the TWIC website.

Quote:That this House recognises the positive social and intellectual benefits for all children across the social spectrum of learning chess at a young age and the relatively low costs of teaching it in schools; notes that while chess currently receives no financial support from the Government, many European countries including Sweden and France financially support chess in schools; further notes that the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth would welcome UK support for the Chess in Schools project being developed by the ECU and the Kasparov Chess Foundation; welcomes the work of the UK-based charity Chess in Schools and Communities which teaches chess to primary school children from less affluent backgrounds; and calls on the Government to ensure that all children are given the opportunity to learn chess at primary school within existing resources.

If any of you want to contact your MP to ask them to sign this EDM you can do so through the following I did, but unfortunately my own MP (Douglas Alexander) is a member of the Shadow Cabinet, which precludes him from signing EDMs

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