Greg Breed wrote:it's "hypo".
Re: your question, I'd go and teach the kids to play - if it was worth my while
Nigel Wright wrote:I wouldn't mind seeing local MPs going to each school (or as many as they can), and trying to persuade the kids to play etc. or even local celebrities or something - that always gets a short boost for numbers, and although eventually some kids who were just there to see the famous person will stop playing, there is the potential to get a few kids enthusiastic enough to want to play long-term.
Only problem is that a lot of these "famous people" will want fees, as their time may be limited or something, but is there any way of perhaps raising funds for this? Or even pilot the idea in one or two areas before trying to do it nationally?
Nigel Wright wrote:That's good stuff, but not all areas are going to be as lucky in having enthusistic local sporting clubs to help us out.
Does it do the trick when you have those "famous people" there to present prizes?
Nigel Wright wrote:I'm not saying there's nothing in Derbyshire to get stars from to distribute prizes, just that other areas aren't as fortunate.
The problem with Junior chess in Derbyshire atm is that the Secondary schools don't seem to want to know, but hopefully the free chess sets and the coaching involved with that scheme will change things for the better.
Nigel Wright wrote:My only concern is that the Secondary Schools will expect everything done for them, and that everything must be perfect...
Nigel Wright wrote:I pray it does, and I'll try my best to make sure it does, but I'm very sceptical atm because of past experiences...
Nigel Wright wrote:Susan?
And I do trust you, and I appreciate very much what you are trying to achieve, I just have trouble seeing it working well (in Derbyshire) when I have my past experiences constantly nagging me at the back of my mind...
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