Children have all the right moves as chess club comes to school
ED Patten of Formby Chess Club in co-operation with Mrs Fran Whiteside, the class teacher, recently organised a chess event at St Jerome’s School.
Year five children spent the afternoon totally involved in all aspects of the game.
To make the event both fun and competitive the children were divided into two teams, The White Bishops and The Black Knights.
The afternoon was split into three sessions.
These were a fun quiz about chess pieces and how they move and a chess tactics game involving pawns and rooks.
The last session was a Grand Finale when all the White Bishops played all the Black Knights.
The excitement built in the classroom, during the day as the pupils answered questions, played their games and compared points for their teams.
The Formby Chess Men, who were really pleased with the welcome and enthusiasm of the children, said: “The children were so competitive and keen to earn points for their team, they were a delight to be with. In fact we were so involved that the time just flew by.”
The winners were the Black Knights with 785 points, but the White Bishops gave a very good account of themselves with 763 points.
The children each received a certificate and a medal from Formby Chess Club for all their efforts.
Formby Chess Club meet at Raven Meols Community Centre, Park Road, every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. Call Mike Barrett (club secretary) on 01704 877854.