Volunteers for School Visits
You may be able to find a Go teacher available to run introductory sessions in schools and other youth groups for a fee or for expenses or free of charge.
We also have a set of Accredited Go teachers, some of whom work with children.
Here are some of our members who have expressed interest in visiting schools and other youth groups:
Letter to Schools
When we assign volunteers to visit schools, a standard letter should be sent to the contact at the school, with the wording given below. In this, the words "He/she will co-operate with your normal process and policies for appointing volunteers" refer to DfES guidelines for head teachers and are a non-negative, non-bossy way of saying that we assume that the school will instigate any checks and other risk management procedures its head teacher considers necessary under those guidelines.
*** STANDARD LETTER FOR SENDING TO SCHOOL CONTACTS ***Dear [name of teacher],
Thank you for contacting the BGA to arrange for a Go player to visit [name of school] to give a first introduction to the game of Go. I am happy to confirm that [name of volunteer] is available to visit you ,
arriving at [time] on [date] /
and will contact you to agree a date and time.
If you would like [name] to make further visits to the school to help with Go, please would you arrange it directly with him/her.
He/she will co-operate with your normal process and policies for appointing volunteers.