Chess team make top move
Kendenup Primary School chess team are no stranger to success and are quickly becoming heroes in their town, this year coming third at the State championship and once again heading off to the national finals.
The team of almost 20 primary school students won the regional competition and then held their own at State level.
They came third to the much bigger Perth Modern School and Nedlands Primary School.
The team are now off to Melbourne to compete against the best chess students in the country.
Coach Heather Fergie said the team had experienced and new players. “This was a very good outcome, especially for some of our younger players,” she said.
“Many studies have shown that chess is a wonderful way to broaden the learning of students in ways that will contribute greatly to their success in other areas.”
The chess club play games for fun during one lunchtime a week and meet most weeks after school for indepth training and coaching.
The students raise money each year for the national championships in Melbourne and welcome any donations to their cause.
Donations can be made by calling 9851 4061.
The Kendenup Primary School chess team are on their way to the nationals.