from the children
It is a challenging, tactical, mind-puzzling game that gives
your brain a workout. Jayed
was the best game I ever played. I am very inspired. Sadik
makes me think a lot. I’d like to learn more… this was the
most challenging game I ever played. I didn’t at first understand
but then it became really fun.
found Go very strategic, interesting and challenging. It was
like you’re the leader of an army. Michael
liked Go because it was hard and difficult. It also sends
your mind crazy.
first game of Go was very challenging, enjoyable, interesting
and frustrating when your stone has been captured and then
later you realise how you could have deflected that particular
was very tricky.
you are concentrating on how to surround your opponent you
have to be aware of what your opponent is thinking. Shiyeth
from Tower Hamlets 30 schools event)
be enjoyed by all ages Sam
logic. Easy to learn but hard to play well. It was good, but
you have to think a lot!
is an amazing and mind-expanding game.
was fascinating! I wish it lasted longer as I enjoyed the
believe my mental abilities have increased dramatically
from National Academy for Gifted Youth event)
is brain-boggling if you don’t know what you’re doing.
I have played Go. It is brilliant. Hopefully we can make a
club. It’s amazing and tactical.
think this was one of the best courses I had been on as it
was fun and challenging, and I made a lot of friends. I think
that the people who ran the course were enjoying themselves,
as well as us. It was a very good idea to give us a booklet
to keep, so that we could go on learning about the game and
having more fun by teaching it to other people. I think that
the people who ran the course really knew what they were talking
about, and had thought everything out really well. I am very
impressed with the game itself, as I haven’t even heard of
it before. I am glad that I went on this course, as I love
mind challenges/games and this was the right thing. Overall,
I am very impressed, and would like to go on a Go Fest Challenge
(from West Sussex enrichment course 03)
What I was really impressed with was the pitch of the workshop and
your innate ability to tailor the presentation to the ability of the
pupils and get them 'hooked' and thinking. The workshop provided such
a brilliant learning opportunity that was really measurable by the
concentration from the pupils and enjoyment of playing, a room full
of smiling faces is the best measure of anything.
From Andrea Broadbent, Tameside Excellence Cluster Manager
Go is an exceptional success with the pupils at
Ditcham Park, appealing to and spanning both age and ability ranges. The
response has been unprecedented with the children keen to participate.
The children were totally involved when playing paired Go and the
speaking and listening aspects of literacy were there to a high degree
with the whole group enthralled.
From Linda Griffith, Ditcham Park School, Hampshire
Peter and Sheila gave us a great strategic thinking session with Go on our
Solution Focused Thinking day for clients - exceeded our expectations
From Andy Gilbert, Group Managing Director,
Go MAD Research and Consulting Group.
Everyone had such a fantastic time.
Many thanks to you and Sheila for making it such an enjoyable day. Seeing the
children so immersed in the game makes all the effort tremendously worthwhile.
In a world full of sportsmen and women who display such negative role models,
it was a breath of fresh air to know that in Go the children can learn the
true value of respect and sportsmanship.
From Elaine Hall-Freeman,
Vita et Pax School,
Dear Peter and Sheila,
I am so sorry that I have not been in touch much sooner today but amazingly
I have not had a minute to even switch my laptop on. Most of my day (and last
night in our boarding house) I have been faced with children playing Go, wanting
me to play Go, wanting to know how to order boards........so many questions!!
It was definitely one of the best afternoons our children have ever had and we
have some wonderful photos showing the children playing, children engrossed in
listening, and thinking and many photos of children challenging teachers! Last
night in the boarding house children were ready for bed and still playing Go....
Our Headteacher Bob was just so disappointed to miss it. I have just spoken to
him, he has seen the photos and Aubrey has just played him and beaten him and
taught him so much about the second stage. He had no idea. He can’t wait to meet
you so I will check his diary tomorrow and confirm whether he can make Feb. 11th.
I am sure he will try so hard to be there. I am sending a letter home on Friday
asking for confirmed orders by Monday, then I will be in a position to phone up
to place a big order I think. I may even have orders for the more elaborate sets
that you mentioned in a previous email. All the staff would like me to thank you
and I can tell you now that in recent days some members of staff were very dubious
indeed. They just could not believe it yesterday and had great fun and learned
such a lot too. Never a bad thing!
Thank you for your offer to help us set up a league. I definitely think that
would be a very good idea here. Thank you again and one final apology. I totally
got swept thinking I had to keep everything moving, that I forgot about some tea
for you both. Next time you visit I will make amends,
From Claire Phillips, Head of Maths,
Salisbury Cathedral School
I hope you had a pleasant trip to Japan. That was a fantastic weekend
and I'm really pleased to be able to invite you back in the summer. It will be the first two weekends in August
if you are free? 6th/7th & 13th/14th.
"The most complete intergenerational, cross cultural family event the Imperial War Museum has ever hosted"
"It is amazing to watch children who have only just grasped the concept of GO teaching their parents how to play"
"Watching teenage boys participate in a museum educational activity
with such enthusiasm is tremendously rewarding"
"Visitors asked me, Why here? Why GO at the Imperial War Museum? Having spent 5mins learning to play they
understand why. To play GO, sitting in the same room as a nuclear weapon, the same "LITTLE BOY" type as
dropped by Enola Gay on Hiroshima was a profound experience for all." (There was a famous title match,
known as ‘The Atom Bomb Game’ being held when the bomb was dropped- PW)
Thank you both
From Grant Rodgers, Education Officer,
Imperial War Museum
A huge THANK YOU for coming to our school. The children obviously
enjoyed the game. We have now appointed a member of staff
to promote Go within Trosnant Infant School.
children really enjoyed the opportunity to visit Collingwood
and participate in Masterclass. It makes for very good inter-school
and community relations. Ideas from the session can be used
in our maths games club.
enjoyable afternoon. Well presented. Starts off simple but
we quickly see the possibilities of the game.
very enjoyable day for the children. They said they would
play it at home and would feel confident teaching ‘first capture’
to their friends.
great game. The children seem to have really taken to it,
though the teacher is still confused! Great to see quiet pupils
mixing with those from other schools and different ages.
thoughtful, interesting game, well explained. The children
had plenty of time to practise the basic and then more advanced
They enjoyed being able to play it straight away. Better than
chess, easier to learn, but challenging.
would like to introduce it as an enrichment activity at school.
great day, thank you! Fab thinking skills, great challenge.
Good for all abilities.
children seemed to grasp the game better than the adults on
demonstrated, interesting game. Enjoyed playing with the children.
Interesting to see how well they picked it up.