Young minds take to the chess board
10 Sep, 2010 09:36 AM

The game of chess is very much alive and kicking in the New England.

Arguably, it is one of the most effective teaching tools available to children.

Not only does chess raise intelligence quotient (IQ) scores, it strengthens problem solving skills, teaces how to make difficult and abstract decisions independently and enhances reading, memory, language, and mathematical abilitie.

The Primary Schools one-day chess tournament was again hosted by St Mary’s last Friday.

A record 40 teams battled it out all dy with some very tightly contested matches.

Players came from as far as Emmaville, Ross Hill, Black Mountain, and Inverell.

The day was very pleasant with supervising adults being very impressed with the spirit of sportsmanship displayed.

Here is the full article.

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