Chess Club

A six-week introduction to the game of chess followed by an in-school Tournament. You will learn the basics of the game – from the names of the pieces to how to play a full match. You will pick up special tips along the way, learn to use a chess clock and notation and understand why chess has been so popular for over 1,400 years!

Staff MemberMrs J. Forkin
Time and DayBefore school for tuition and Tournament Each day during lunchtime for general play and practise.
Aims of the course
  • To give participants the knowledge to play and enjoy a game of chess.
  • To stage a chess tournament.
Skills you will learn
  • Intellectual and transferable skills such as focus, discipline, concentration, spatial awareness and strategic thinking.
  • Skills to develop cognitive ability: attention, memory, analysis and logic; all fundamental building blocks for personal growth.
  • Social skills that can bring students together and break down barriers, whilst at the same time encouraging a healthy level of competitiveness.
  • Encourages study and preparation as the way to achieve pre-set objectives and for the purpose of individual improvement.
What you will need
  • An interest in chess and a willingness to learn
  • Commitment
  • Good manners and politeness
  • Resilience
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