On Thursday 14 October, we welcomed Old Hallfieldians back to school to compete with current pupils in our first blitz...
Chess is a sophisticated game of strategy and tactics, which fosters decision-making, logic, discipline, and attention to detail. At Hallfield, we provide an extensive range of fun and engaging co-curricular activities such as chess and we encourage children to participate. School chess is like all other team sports – and we play chess very much as a team here at Hallfield – our young chess players also learn about the value of collaboration and relationship-building.
Under the guidance of our chess coach, Mr. Thomas, our chess teams have in recent years gone from strength to strength. The fun coaching sessions of the chess team consist of playing chess and engaging with other chess activities to help children improve their strategy and tactics. In 2018, Hallfield were crowned the English Chess Federation’s Under 11 School Champions and IAPS Under 11 and Under 13 School Champions.
Also, in the same year, our top three players have also been tremendously successful in national and individual competitions: We currently have the British Under 11 Runner-Up, British Under 9 Champion and an IAPS Joint Champion in our midst. Plus, eight of our players have qualified for the final stages (Terafinal and Challengers) of the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge.
If we are at risk of boasting, it’s because we’re so proud of the huge successes our pupils boast is this demanding chess game. Playing chess at Hallfield can benefit your child in many ways. Chess is a universal game that helps develop key intellectual skills, including problem-solving, concentration, and logical thinking. Not only can it help develop your child’s logical thinking, but it is fun as well as competitive. Every child is encouraged to take part and see where the chequered board can take them!
If your child would like to take part in our chess co-curricular activities or if you would like to enrol your child into Hallfield School, then please get in touch with us and we will be more than delighted to assist you.
Alternatively, you can call us on 0121 454 1496 or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.