Grateley House School organised again this year, our traditional chess tournament at the end of the academic year and had over 20 participants! Both students and staff got involved in this activity, enabling us to share the exciting games with friends and other generations within the school.
We believe that this type of tournament gives an opportunity to students to widen their curriculum, helping to improve concentration skills, critical thinking and creativity. It also helps students to understand the importance of making positive decisions and taking responsibility of their decisions that they make on the board and as a consequence develop sporting behaviour, winning graciously and accepting defeat.
This two-week event had a group system and the best player from each group qualifying for the next round. This ended with our ‘final four competition’ which was held on the Parkland grounds, in the newly acquired equipment creating an ideal atmosphere for the practice of chess.