Chess for Schools : Memorandum of Understanding

Discussions regarding the 70,000 Free Chess Sets for Schools in England.
Andrew Farthing
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Re: Chess for Schools : Memorandum of Understanding

Post by Andrew Farthing » Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:47 am

For ease of reference, I started a separate thread with the text of the announcement. (Headed "Announcement" - I wasn't feeling very imaginative.)

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Re: Chess for Schools : Memorandum of Understanding

Post by John Upham » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:07 pm

The withdrawal of the DCMS grant appears to have come in handy for once! :lol:

Blaming the non-renewal of the MoA on the lack of grant seems somewhat churlish. Maybe the schools (at least) will be satisfied by this explanation?

Possibly the rest of us have an alternative explanation.

I note that HP remain committed to the project : when was the most recent batch of sets manufactured and delivered? Anyone have a clue? :D

I believe that the most recent delivery was to Stockton-on-Tees in February 2010 ( but I am prepared to be corrected ).
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Carl Hibbard
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Re: Chess for Schools : Memorandum of Understanding

Post by Carl Hibbard » Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:55 pm

John Upham wrote:Blaming the non-renewal of the MoA on the lack of grant seems somewhat churlish. Maybe the schools (at least) will be satisfied by this explanation?
There had to be some sort of face saving exercise rather than telling the truth
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Re: Chess for Schools : Memorandum of Understanding

Post by Sean Hewitt » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:34 pm

Carl Hibbard wrote: There had to be some sort of face saving exercise rather than telling the truth
Absolutely!

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