So you think you’ve got chess game? Or want to learn how to be a better chess player.
Children who are beginners and those that can already play are invited to attend so they can learn chess in a fun and friendly way. The aim is to improve their understanding of chess so they can know how to play confidently. So if you think your child would like to have a go please encourage them to join up and take part.
They’ll also get worksheets and puzzles too! The sessions can accommodate a maximum of 20 children and young people and applications are invited from both girls and boys who would like to join in and take part. Richard believes that introducing chess to more children will have a positive impact on the way they think; plan ahead; make better choices and explore new ideas.
Learning OutcomesThe children will learn about the basic rules of chess and how the chessmen move and capture. Some basic checkmates will also be taught and ways to start a game will be looked at to give more variety to Opening play. Taught by Richard Weekes, a local SE London Chess Coach who runs junior chess clubs in Lewisham, Harlesden, Herne Hill, Norbury, Plumstead, Eltham and Crofton Park. Richard uses chess to enhance children’s reading, memory, language, and mathematical ability and improve concentration, problem-solving, decision making, patience and improve memory.
Number of places: 20
Minimum age: 11
Maximum age: 19
Arch 16 Community Centre
Byron Close, SE28 8AA