This is the second post in a series on teaching minibridge in the classroom.
In the video below, I talk with David Adelman about his system of teaching mini-bridge to large groups of children in the classroom environment. David has been teaching mini-bridge for about 20 years and is based in Manchester UK.
“As an independent inspector of schools, if I found a school using Minibirdge on one of my inspections, I would upgrade the school” Sue Walker, Head Teacher
Event: MiniBridge staff/pupil training
Venue: Combe Bank Preparatory School, Kent
Date: 16 January 2012
Not only has he taught mini-bridge simultaneously to 130 novice children but, with the aid of his free software which you can get by dropping him a line here at minibridge.co.uk, classroom teachers with no prior experience of the game, can teach the ‘Adelman’ Mini-Bridge system.
The video has other interesting info and advice too (sorry for the poor image quality):
Below is a chart you may find of use. It shows how different aspects of bridge relate educationally to children of different ages. It’s the kind of thing that school teachers appreciate because it lets them know what Bridge can do for their pupils. You can also download this pdf link which shows how mini-bridge relates to the schools curriculum in the UK.
I’ll leave you with one more Head Teacher comment about the ‘Adelman’ method of teaching mini-bridge:
“I am very impressed with the levels of engagement and have never seen so many smiling, happy faces” Head Teacher at Cronton C of E Primary School, Liverpool
Event: Merseyside Mini-bridge inter-school challenge
Venue: Malvern Primary, Liverpool
Date: 25 November 2011
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