Last year it was fronted by the Duchess of Cornwall and this year, the Hays Festival has continued to introduce school children to the benefits of chess for learning and building confidence.
Chess classes are being held at schools across Britain, especially in Wales where there are classes at a range of different schools throughout the country.
It is thought that the sport has been responsible for the increase in learning amongst children and there have been vast improvements shown by those who participate in regular games.
Chess is well known for the effects it can have on strengthening the mind and thus, can improve learning in subjects such as mathematics.
The most recent Hays Festival was held in May and featured Telegraph chess correspondent and international master, Malcolm Pein, as well as chess trainer, Sarah Kett. The classes for children were held for 6-15 year olds at all levels of ability.
This event is an exciting opportunity for children to learn more about chess and gain a passion for it which will help them develop skills which will help them throughout their life.
If you are looking to enhance the prospects of the children at your school, you may want to have a look at the selection of chess sets for schools at Chessmaze International.
You will find a range of chess sets at affordable prices which are easy to set up and put down, including The Tournament Folding Chess Set Combination. This set contains a chess board, chess pieces and a clock, which makes it ideal for chess competitions.
There are also a range of chess bags to keep your chess pieces safe and the complete schools package for tournaments.
Chess is a good way to keep children amused in the class, but also to improve their learning and give them something positive to focus on. It is a fun way to learn and with the wide range of affordable chess sets available at Chessmaze International, there is no better way to bring a bit of fun back into the classroom.
In addition to the chess sets for schools, there is also a range of other ways to encourage children to adopt the sport, including the chess computers and software, for those who prefer an alternative to the traditional game.
The chess computers and software includes androids, which can be updated with the latest apps at your own convenience. There are also training materials which can help improve the abilities of children and allow them to progress at a level to suit.
Take a look around the website, where you will find a whole range of chess board and chess pieces to suit your own budget and taste.
At Chessmaze International we are proud of our unique collection of chess boards, which are designed with the highest standard of quality and are delivered quickly for your own satisfaction.