visit to diosd, hungary

Our project’s first visit was in the town of Diosd, just outside the capital city of Budapest. This visit was a joint-staff training event for teachers and was called “Let’s improve our chess and game-related knowledge together!” It was a wonderful visit that included a little bit of everything: games and goulash, workshops and cultural visits and even a reception by the mayor. Three highlights of the visit stand out in particular:  first, when a group of talented Hungarian students sang our chess song and played traditional instruments for us; second, when we visited the schools and got to see how Hungarian teachers are using Judit Polgar’s “Chess Palace” program in schools; and third, when a group of young Hungarian entrepreneurs showed us how they are working to bring BOARD GAMES back into schools and showing how important it is for children to PLAY. 

Enjoy this summary video of our visit!