Started over 7 years ago with 15 students we now have four different groups with over 80 students involved. From 8.15 to 9.15 on Wednesday mornings the students (Years 1-6) receive a lesson and play games.
There are two beginner classes, one rookie and the most experienced group is called intermediate. Sydney Academy of Chess provide the four tutors as well as run our inschool tournaments. From these groups the top 30 players are selected and go on to play in an interschool competition.
Apart from the obvious fun our students receive from playing chess there are also educational benefits such as improving concentration and focus, encouraging creative and lateral thinking as well as increasing self confidence.