Blue Star Chess is a program that aims to use the many benefits of chess to help children develop academically and socially, and to encourage friendship between Australia and Israel.

The benefits of chess are enormous. Chess is well known to develop memory and logic, improve concentration and creativity, and advance intellectual maturity. Chess players also learn independence and self motivation and  the rewards of hard work. Many studies have shown that chess kids have higher learning ability and achieve higher grades.

Through the Blue Star program, school children experience cultural enrichment though meeting and competing with children internationally.