Nominations can now be made for two teaching awards which are awarded jointly by EBU and English Bridge Education and Development (EBED).
EBED is pleased to announce that Joan Bennett has joined the charity as National Youth Coordinator.
Joan - a former winner of the Tom Bradley award - has been a driving force in junior bridge for the past few decades. She brings her talent and knowledge to EBED in what has been a very difficult time for junior bridge, with schools and universities dealing with Covid for well over 12 months now.
Exciting news! As promised a few weeks ago, EBED has launched the English Bridge School (“EBS”) today.
EBS is a new and fresh way of teaching bridge to students online. The aim is to develop EBS into a one- stop learning portal where everything a bridge teacher or student could possibly want is readily available and just a click away. It has been designed so that, even if you have never taught bridge online before, you should find everything straight forward.
EBED are pleased to offer students and novice players relaxed duplicate sessions within a supported environment. The games will consist of 12 boards played at a relaxed pace with experienced teachers on hand to help. At the end of the session you will be invited to share your experiences with your fellow players via Zoom.
If you would like more information or details of how to register, you will find this here.
EBED has published help and guidance for bridge teachers to assist in moving their teaching on-line. Members of the English Bridge Teachers Association (EBTA) can access the information via the Teacher Zone accessible through your MyEBU page. It contains advice on setting up on-line teaching tables and help on web conferencing including a review of the various platforms available. EBTA members can also contact Jacks Morcombe at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lorna Watson at email@example.com for further assistance in this area if required.
Although we have had to postpone a number of our Club Teacher Training courses whilst the current Covid-19 restrictions remain in place, we are trialing the delivery of an on-line version of the course later this month to allow our training programme to continue. If the trial proves successful, we will aim to offer additional dates when we can.
English Bridge Education & Development (EBED) is a newly formed charity registered with the Charity Commission.
For those looking for advice in regards to Coronavirus, please use the following link https://www.ebu.co.uk/node/3696
For specific information on the EBED training course programme, please use the Directing and Teach Bridge links above.
The charity has two public benefit objectives: the furtherance of duplicate bridge as an activity which enriches the life of all, and, secondly, a specific aim to foster duplicate bridge among those in full-time education.
We believe that bridge brings with it important benefits in terms of fostering social interaction, as well as supporting the use of mathematical reasoning and the application of logic.