Chess Club

Why Play Chess in Schools?

“Chess is in many ways like life itself. ¬†It’s all condensed in a playful manner in a game format and it’s extremely fascinating because first of all I’m in control of my own destiny, I’m in charge. You have to be responsible for your actions, you make a move, you had better think ahead about what’s going to happen, not after it happens, because then it’s too late. Chess teaches discipline from a very early age. It teaches you to have a plan and to plan ahead. If you do that, you’ll be rewarded; if you break the rules, you will get punished in life and in chess. You need to learn the rules to break the rules.” – Susan Polgar, 4 time World Champion and founder of the Susan Polgar Foundation

Who can join chess club?

Currently Chess Club is offered to children in Y5 and Y6 at Raddlebarn._N8A9306

Competitive Chess

Children have the opportunity to take part in competitive tournaments at King Edward School (space is limited so names are drawn from a hat).

Want to learn more?

The ‘Chess Kids Academy‘ website has lots of lessons to improve your skills, or you could play chess online here.