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Chess

After a day of school...

Reading and writing is very cool ...

But wait ...

Let us get it straight ...

Time for play ...

While we wait to be collected for home ....

Grade R and ABC students and teachers hard at play in the sun, while waiting for their parents. 

Chess is fun... 



Why teach chess in schools

  • Chess is culture. A thousand year old game played all over the world, that incorporates a mass of knowledge and experience which has become the heritage of all mankind.
  • Chess has a mathematical basis. Mathematics is the basic tool of science, the language of technology and organised thought.
  • Chess develops cognitive ability, attention, memory, intelligence and analysis, all fundamental for personal growth.
  • Chess is applicable to everyday life.
  • Chess presents its players with an ethical model on which to construct moral values.
  • Chess encourages self assessment, healthy competition and team work.
  • Chess encourages unceasing study, preparation and self-fulfilment as the way to achieve pre-set objectives and for the purpose of individual improvement.
  • Chess can be used to structure the child's free time.
  • Study and practice of chess is gripping and therefore joyfully undertaken.
  • Chess is a multifaceted educational activity that prepares the young to play their part in society.