Anyone for chess? A note was placed in the iCentre a couple of weeks back in response to the number of students playing chess at lunch times, to gauge how many would be interested in a formal Chess Club at PCS. The response that I received was very encouraging.
If you (or your child) has never considered chess as a pastime, can I share with you some information from Gardiner Chess:
‘Australia’s #2 chess player, David Smerdon: David went to Robertson SS and was a terror as a youngster and as he puts it, was borderline ADHD. His parents got him involved in chess and he channelled his energy into it, to become a brilliant player. Further he attributes his channelling of energy into chess as a stepping stone to his academic success where he has achieved an OP1 at Churchie, and been on scholarships at Melbourne University, and The Tinbergen Institute in Amsterdam.’ (https://gardinerchess.com.au/educational-benefits-of-chess/).
You can follow the link to find out other information about the benefits of chess.
I have also been investigating various chess training programs that will further develop the students’ skills. All members of the Chess Club will have access to this.
I would like to extend an invitation to anyone who would be interested in joining the PCS Chess Club. I will be having a meeting with those interested students on Thursday 8 March at recess in the iCentre.
Mr Danial Ollis
Teacher Librarian, iCentre Manager