The Mordovian schools plan to open clubs in chess

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The acting head of Mordovia Vladimir Volkov has supported the Minister of education and science of the Russian Federation Olga Vasiliev, who believes that children need in their spare time for free to play chess; in schools of the Republic it is planned to open such courses, said Wednesday in a press-service of the head region.

In particular, in interview to the newspaper «Izvestia» Vasiliev said that «children need to play chess in school in their spare time for free.» According to her, this intellectual game develops the child. Children who play chess in school, learning achievement is above 35-40%, she explained. According to the Minister, some regions already have such school sections, the interest in chess in the society is returned.

«The acting head of Mordovia Vladimir Volkov has supported the initiative of the Minister of education and science of Russia Olga Vasilyeva about the introduction in schools free training chess… wolves instructed the national ministries of sport and education to implement new educational modules», — stated in the message.

According to Volkov, who leads the press service, chess in the Republic have good traditions. «When I met with many people who are professionally engaged in their child’s development, they often proposed to revive this kind. It is not only sport, but also the relevant intellectual training of our children… We need to focus on the preparation of trainers-teachers and popularization of the game», — said the acting head of the Republic.

According to the regional ministries of education and sports, today, in virtually all municipalities of the Republic created or restored chess clubs, held the championship of Mordovia in chess.

«From 1 September in all large and medium schools of Mordovia it is planned to open courses or clubs for chess. Now comes the preparation of mentors who will lead these classes. Moreover, some municipalities took the initiative to organize studying chess in pre-school institutions», — said the press service.

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