chess

Imagine a room full of boys and girls enthralled in playing a game that’s not on video. It’s not even electronic. The game began about a thousand years ago – give or take a century.

About 200 teachers from 42 schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish district have signed up for workshops this summer to learn how to start chess clubs and use the game in their classrooms. The first batch of teachers capped off their training with a mini tournament Thursday.