Archive for the ‘Benefits of Chess’ Category

Archive for the ‘Benefits of Chess’ Category

Archive for the ‘Benefits of Chess’ Category

Sometimes it can be a battle to get a chess program started at a school, but if we can make a positive impact on just one child then all the effort has been worthwhile.

Hi David,

Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for bringing chess to our school. My son is one of the youngest in prep class this year. Before he joined chess club, he struggled at school. We even had a conversation with his teacher considering keeping him back a year to repeat prep. This was not a desirable solution for us but he clearly was behind. Since he has started playing chess with Chess Kids, I am so delighted at his progress not just with chess but also with reading, sounds and numbers, so an extra year is no longer needed. We have not done anything different but added chess to his regular routine and I attribute his academic progress to the ability to develop logical thinking and concentration though a fun and engaging environment of playing chess. Again -many thanks

Kind regards,

Ena ( Christopher’s and Sean’s mother)

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Hi David,
Im from Wesley Vale Primary school you came to vist us about a month ago.
Thank you. I will always rember your vist.
It was proble a one in a life time chance with me
I use to no nothing about chess but now I love it.
Bye for now Claire.

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I recently attended my first Interschool Chess tournament.  It was fantastic!  I so enjoyed watching 90 enthusiastic primary children from 4 different schools,  heads down, competing against each other, having a fabulous time.

Amongst them was Suzanna from Blackburn Primary School who loves playing chess and particularly taking part in school tournaments.

She told me that she didn’t attend Chess Club at school because “it is very expensive so I play with my older brother at home.  He is a great brother and teaches me heaps about chess”.

Hearing her speak so fondly of her brother and enjoying playing chess with him made me feel so good.

When I looked up Blackburn Primary I noticed that they are entering 10 tournaments before the end of Term 3 … how keen are they!

Interschool Chess is so inspiring.

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Congratulations, what a fantastic achievement. I thoroughly enjoyed today, the professionalism of your team, the dress code was great and easily identifiable. The team were very effective in resolving issues quickly and quietly. I was shocked to see so many children, parents, teachers all in one spot and the various displays that you had for everyone it truly was amazing. Well done David I think I feel totally rejuvenated in relation to the chess scene.

Thanks once again for a lovely noisy day.

Jacqueline, Elsternwick Primary

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Dear David,

Thank you for the wonderful opportunity for the students that you organised. I know there must have been considerable time and effort given by yourself to have such a success event! Congratulations.

Our students thoroughly enjoyed the day, albeit they were very nervous at the start of the day. It was certainly worth the effort and cost to get there. Hopefully we will be back next year.

Once again, many thanks.

Kind regards,

Kathy Fenwick
Great Southern Grammar