Tuesday 4 September 2018
Training Day Tour 2018-9: London
The new school year has only just begun and we have already had the first CSC Training Day of the 2018-9 tour.
The venue was once again the Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith, where we are always sure to find a warm welcome and excellent facilities.
I wasn't sure how many people would be tempted to enrol on a training day so soon into the school year and I was delighted to receive 10 delegates, which is above the norm.
One particularly good aspect about having a day in London is that it gives some of my CSC friends and colleagues the opportunity to come along and see the training in action.
The trusty Aga, London Coordinator (and Assistant to the Senior Management Team - plus many other titles), was there all day, as usual, to help me and to ensure all of the delegates were looked after in style. Chief Operating Officer Chris Fegan was there for the initial part of the day to make his opening remarks. We were also very pleased to see Chief Executive Malcolm Pein, London Coordinator Matt Piper and Newcastle Coordinator Tim Wall at various points throughout the day.
Training delegates don't often have the opportunity to see so many of the top CSC people on the same day.
Despite the presence of our illustrious guests it was, of course, the magnificent delegates who made the day such a great success.
It was fabulous to hear how everyone found out about CSC and why they decided to enrol for one of our days. There were connections to our current schools, new schools, libraries and the prison programme.
All of the delegates worked hard throughout the day and it will be interesting to see where their chess journeys will now take them.
Thank you, everyone!
We conclude with some more captured moments from our busy day.
Incidentally, The CSC Training Day Tour will be more extensive than ever this year and new dates are soon to added to this page of the main website.