BRADFORD school children are putting their own twist on Shakespeare this week as part of a national festival aimed at boosting literacy and aural skills, confidence and teamwork.
Hundreds of youngsters from schools across the district will be performing excerpts from Shakespeare plays throughout the week at the Alhambra Studio. The aim of the Shakespeare School Festival is to raise levels of spoken English and encourage creative writing.
It is one of the oldest and most enduring board games.
Dating back more than 1,000 years, chess continues to challenge and intrigue players and now the benefits of this strategic game are being explored in education – and with great benefits according to the chess experts who are instrumental in introducing chess into the classroom.
Nick Mullan, an accredited coach with charity Chess in Schools whose mission is to highlight the game’s educational and social benefits, has played on and off for years after learning it during his school days.