The Municipal Plan for the Promotion of Chess in Esteponawhich was launched in mid-2011 as a pioneering educational experience in the country, has made it possible for more than 10,000 students to learn this game, which offers important intellectual benefits to those who play it.
This has been reported by the City Council in a statement, specifying that in this way, all schooled students in educational centers of the city have received training to learn to play chess.
They have highlighted that the practice of chess “brings important benefits for children, since it exercises and improves memory, concentration, creativity and logic and even helps them solve problems and advance their reading comprehension.”
During this academic year, the Municipal Chess School has given classes to a total of 210 students in Estepona and Cancelada. In addition, during the course, a total of 754 second-year Primary students from 13 educational centers in the town will receive the diploma of the introductory chess courses taught by the Municipal Chess School.
“Estepona is a city committed to chess”, they have indicated from the Consistory, pointing out that proof of this is that another of the actions carried out to promote it was the construction of six giant boards on the sea trip.
Each of these structures has an area of 20 square meters and pieces made of pressed plastic with a length of 55 centimeters. All these boards are available to the public so that they can enjoy games outdoors and in front of the sea.
Throughout the summer, the Municipal Chess School will hold rapid chess games and giant games on the large-format boards on the promenade. As in past years, the ‘Play with Us’ activity is free and open to the public who wishes, and will take place from July 1 to August 26, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., under the supervision of the EMAE professor, Miguel Abril.
The The next summer appointment with chess will take place on August 11, from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.with the celebration of the XXXVI Chess Night ‘Ciudad de Estepona’, also on the seafront.
On the other hand, the Municipal Chess School will give beginner and advanced chess classes at the Padre Manuel Cultural Center from July 12 to August 25, for children between the ages of six and 16, from Monday to Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. . The inscriptions They can be held at the Culture Delegation, located in the Padre Manuel Cultural Center, from July 1 to 15, Monday to Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.