Welcome back to Of Primary Importance!
In this podcast series we are exploring all things EYFS and primary with different topics and special guests each fortnight.
In this episode, we are joined by Hari Neocleous. Hari is a Chess Teacher and Primary Maths Intervention Specialist. She regularly writes for Cherubs Magazine and is currently studying dyscalculia at university.
In this episode we discussed ‘The Charm of Chess’
Here are some of the questions I asked Hari:
You are really passionate about chess, where does this passion come from and how did it start for you?
Is there still a gender gap in chess?
Chess is steeped in history, could you tell us a bit more about that?
There are lots of ways chess can be linked to the curriculum, can you give some examples of how you have linked it in?
You can follow Hari on Twitter at @hari_neo21 and on Instagram at @the_maths_nuts
You can also check out Chess in Schools and Communities for free lessons and resources!
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Kat Cauchi is the product manager of ReallySchool and the editor of R.I.S.E. Magazine.
She is also a former primary school teacher, member of the Global Equality Collective, Technocamps GiST role model, and Global EdTech author.