Pioneering national chess education in Armenia

5/28/2019 – Armenia has the most ambitious school chess programme in the world. It recently hosted its third international conference and the first meeting of FIDE´s new Education Commission in the ressort town Tsakhkadsor. STEFAN LOEFFLER attended. | Pictured: The final of the Armenian Championship of Primary Schools took place in parallel nearby. | Photos: Armenian Chess Academy In the homeland of school chess All Armenian children learn chess at school. From grade two to four they have two weekly chess lessons. Introducing chess for everyone in 2011 was a…

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RAF careers: Pioneering college offers teenagers chance to train for Royal Air Force jobs

Teenagers will be offered the opportunity to train to work in the RAF at a pioneering college to be opened in September. The Air and Defence Career College in Lincoln will be the first of its kind – at first offering 16 to 18-years the chance to train for a range of jobs with the RAF and the opportunity to use its facilities at its nearby air force base in Coningsby. The college will expand to take in 14-year-olds from September 2017 and – if successful – will be the…

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