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Sevenoaks school children loving bridge, and looking for opponents

Pupils at Weald Community Primary School in Sevenoaks have fallen in love with bridge. Some of the pupils have recently completed the first stage of EBED's Junior Award Scheme, achieving the 'minibridge' level. They will soon move on to the bronze level, and also are hopeful that children at other schools in Kent will learn so that they have matches with them next year.

You can read more in this article from the Sevenoaks Chronicle.

The Junior Award Scheme is available to all schools or bridge groups. It is a great way to encourage engagement amongst those who are just lerning, and to further the development of those who have already learned the basics. More information is available here.

If you wish to start a junior bridge club, whether at a school or 'youth club', or as part of an existing bridge club, then EBED can offer assistance. Contact us to find out how we can help.

Please take our survey relating to the benefits of playing bridge

English Bridge Education and Development is undertaking research with Stirling University in to the health and wellbeing benefits of playing bridge. A survey has been produced to gather data to help in this study.

There is a commonly held view that those playing bridge tend to remain alert into their 80s and 90s, but is it true that the game can help maintain brain fitness? This online survey explores the effect of bridge, in tandem with social participation more widely, on wellbeing and quality of life.

We seek responses from everyone:

  • bridge players and non-bridge players
  • over 60s and under 60s

Please take part and encourage as many friends and family as possible to take part.

Take the survey at: https://stirling.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/social-participation-and-wellbeing-ebu

It should take 10-15 mins to complete. On completion of the survey you can contact the research assistant to enter a draw to win one of two £100 Amazon vouchers.

Youth bridge camps this summer

Unfortunately EBED will not be holding the Junior Teach-In this year, but there is still chance for juniors bridge players to attend residential bridge events this summer.

Sussex CBA is holding a summer camp at Ardingly College on 12-14 August, and Cheltenham BC is hosting an event on 3-4 September, with accommodation provided at Cheltenham Ladies College. These events are open to children of all bridge/minibridge abilities.

For more information:
Sussex: www.sccba.co.uk
Cheltenham: joanmbennett@hotmail.co.uk

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