Dear Headteacher,

I am offering a chess day in schools to link in with the Maths and RE curriculum subjects for junior aged pupils. I offer a flexible day or half day that involves chess teaching and coaching, a mini tournament, a chess quiz, some fun games and icebreakers and a Biblical input linking the nine chess pieces with nine biblical characters. I work for Face2Face Educational Trust, a Christian Trust that puts on educational projects in schools, clubs and churches in East Anglia and beyond.

I have experience in running chess clubs for many years and have nurtured chess teams and organized a number of regional tournaments in East Anglia. I set up a chess residential holiday called Checkmate in 2008 for young people that has proved popular over the years with boys and girls from 9-17 years.


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Chess is a brilliant educational game that focuses the mind, improves logic solving techniques, enhances decision making skills and is anti-stress. – Kevin Moore


Educational day playing a school chess club in a simultaneous display and taking lessons at Howard Junior School


The day is flexible to fit in with the children in your school; it is educational, fun and mind stretching. I come complete with the equipment required for each school visit. If you would be interested in arranging a day or to discuss further details, please contact me. The visits are offered on Mondays or Fridays and bookings can be arranged by phone or email. There is a cost to put the day together so please do discuss the fee for the day to Face2Face Educational Trust when you book, thank yuo.

If you would like art to be built into the day that can be arranged [the illustrations in this document are drawn by me] or you can arrange ‘a day with an artist’ on another occasion. See bottom of the article for further details and booking details for: ‘The day with an artist’ that Kevin offers as part of his work with Face2Face Educational Trust.

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Albert Einstein enjoyed using his brain and appreciated a stimulating game of chess


 Chess holds its master in its own bonds, shackling the mind and brain so that the inner freedom of the very strongest must suffer.  – Albert Einstein


The game has been appreciated by many famous people over the years including: Queen Elizabeth II [Queen of England], William Shakespeare [writer], Humphrey Bogart [actor], Steve Davis [snooker], John Wayne [actor], Albert Einstein [physics], Ludwig van Beethoven [music], John Lennon [music], Salvador Dali [artist], Nicolas Cage [actor], Charles Dickens [writer], Lewis Carroll [writer], Rudyard Kipling [writer], Anthony Hopkins [actor], Winston Churchill [British Prime Minister], Abraham Lincoln [US President], Queen Victoria [Queen of England], Frank Sinatra [singer], Lennox Lewis [boxer], John McEnroe [tennis player], Napoleon Bonaparte [French Emperor],  to name just a few


P5221837Chess is the gymnasium of the mind. – Blaise Pascal



Chess is a sea in which a gnat may drink and an elephant may bathe. – Hindu proverb



The discipline of chess can help you be better prepared to face the challenges of life. – Kevin Moore


Kevin runs a Checkmate chess young people’s residential in August. This national holiday is open to people from all over the country and in recent years people have come from France, South Korea and Lithuania to come to the holiday. If interested discuss details from Kevin, there may be some places left.


 Teaching my children to play chess was one of the best things I have ever done. – Kevin Moore


You don’t have to be a Grandmaster to play chess, in fact many people will play at a basic level and thoroughly enjoy the game. My heart is to teach people how to play the game and over the years I have been successful in doing that with many children, young people and adults, including teaching my dad during a series of power cuts in the seventies and my three children when they were 8, 6 and 4 years.



Chess skills can build self confidence in children, is not age specific and is a game played by people all over the world. When visiting Nepal I played a game on the streets in Kathmandu and in a children’s orphanage and even saw posters up in a leprosy mission hospital, I reckon there were some sets around too. – Kevin Moore





A Headteacher in Kings Lynn has just booked me up for the day and he is advertising me as ‘the next best thing to a Grandmaster’ and has asked me to play a simultaneous display against all 20 players in his chess club! I am not a GM but a decent player with good experience over many years running chess clubs and working with children and young people and would be willing to play a simultaneous display in your school, if you have the players to take me on. You may not be at the stage and want a teaching/coaching time with a mini tournament for beginners. Either way, I am flexible to adjust to your situation and will mix the day up a bit anyway.


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The game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement; several very valuable qualities of the mind are to be acquired and strengthened by it, so as to become habits ready on all occasions, for life is a kind of chess. – Benjamin Franklin






Drawing is rather like playing chess: your mind races ahead of the moves you actually make. – David Hockney


 If you are interested in the other day Kevin offers schools called: ‘A day with an artist’  then please ask me for further details. The day includes teaching on drawing techniques, looking at Rembrandt, the Dutch Master portrait artist and John Constable the Suffolk landscape artist. The day will include some drawing challenges, visual games a competitive quiz, plus a creative team challenge and much more.  The day links with both the art and the RE curriculum and will look at a bible scene painted by Rembrandt. The art day is suitable for Year 3 to Year 6 and can be adapted for older or younger children. Further details on enquiry.

Download article: A day with an artist: ALL CHILDREN ARE ARTISTS pdf

I look forward to hearing from you, if you are interested in the chess or art educational days.

 Telephone: 01842 750060

 Email: kevinmoore758@btinternet.com

 Kevin Moore
Face2Face Educational Trust



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