BBC News - Should every child be made to play chess?

BBC News - Should every child be made to play chess?:


Should every child be made to play chess?


Boy playing chess

Armenia is making chess compulsory in schools, but could mandatory study of a board game really help children's academic performance and behaviour?

Every child aged six or over in Armenia is now destined to learn chess. The authorities there believe compulsory lessons will "foster schoolchildren's intellectual development" and improve critical thinking skills.

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