Bulgarian school puts chess on the curriculum

A high school in Bulgaria has become the first in Europe to introduce chess as a compulsory subject for all its students. Those behind the project want the idea to be extended across the continent. In a classroom on the top floor of the Euro standard High School in central Sofia, a group of pupils is laying out chess sets ready for their next lesson. At the beginning of the school year, these pupils became the first in Europe to take chess classes as an obligatory subject. It’s a pilot project initiated in partnership with the European Chess Union. The program is designed to promote chess among young people throughout Europe.


About Giorgio Bertini

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