23 Mar Chess the Community Service Learning Project
We are happy to announce that yesterday we inaugurated the life size chess board in the park in front of the school. The chess board is available for everyone living in Gheorgheni and beyond. This was possible due to a successful collaboration between the Cluj-Napoca City Hall and our school community. The goal of this park is to promote chess for kids as well as for adults, as an alternative for how to spend their free time and this was possible because of our Service Learning project called “Chess the community”. We would like to mention that all the fund raising collected during Money Week (Money Matters Matter) were donated for this purpose.
The project was initiated in the month of October 2017, by a group of Transylvania College students, and during the whole process there were elements/links included from the school curriculum (Mathematics, Business, Art, Civics education, PE and IT)
Also, in the last stages of the project – installing the chess board – we had the pleasure of working with students from Nova International School, Skopje, from Macedonia that came to our school for the student exchange program, with the task of “Taking part in the Service Learning project”.
Throughout the whole project, students from the Primary to High school were involved, each bringing his or her own contribution. Once again we would like to thank everyone who participated – students, teachers, parents.
Florentina Maria Ghisa – Service Learning Coordinator