Simon Barb of English Bridge Education and Development spoke on Wednesday to BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester about young people playing card games. This was in response to an article in the national media saying that young people and their families are playing fewer card and board games.
Simon talks about the work of the charity in introducing bridge to school children, and the benefits it offers, and the appetite which he believes exists amongst young people for such games.
The latter point is confirmed in the survey which reports that despite the fall in numbers playing, children actually showed a desire for playing such games, with 67% per cent saying they'd like to give them a try.
EBED and the EBU are working to provide opportunities for young people to play, including the Junior Teach-In (see below) which gives children of all ages and abilities the chance to learn bridge, or improve their game.
- BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester - scroll to 1:48:10