Chess At The Academy

Why Chess? To many young people at the Academy, chess is a fun and alternative way to learn, a way to better other children, or even more satisfying- adults, with the game taking only an afternoon to learn but a life-time to perfect. This much loved board game supports the curriculum in a variety of ways;
  • An improve attitude toward school and improved attendance
  • Increase self-confidence and respect for others
  • Enhance problem-solving, logic and reasoning skills
  • Organise work habits and increased patience and persistence
  • Improve concentration and mood management
  • Sustain efforts to achieve personal goals
I love playing chess. It helps me to concentrate more and it also makes me think more about the consequences of actions and moves that I make.’ Alfie Wotton