Today we had England International Jacob Yoon at Park End Primary to help the children - and the staff! - with their chess.
Of course, Park End are no strangers to chess publicity. Last Summer, for example, they were famously featured on the ITV news. Today's visitor has had his share of the headlines over the years too, with this article being an early example.
Jacob, who came all the way from London for today's excellent day of chess, demonstrated his great chess skills by playing 10 games simultaneously in both of our Y5 classes. Jacob won every game!
After lunch, he entertained the staff with further wins in the staffroom.
Here are a few images from our busy day.
|The England International has arrived at Park End!|
|Jacob made playing 10 games simultaneously look easy|
|Traditional school dinner photos|
|Mr Holmes was the second of Jacob's victims, lasting just four moves|
|Mrs Gaskarth lasted much longer, but still ended up losing|
|Jacob had to concentrate for this one|
|Miss Mains also claimed she 'makes chess cool' - and I'm certainly not going to disagree|
Thank you, Jacob! Come back to Park End soon. The staff are after a rematch now they know how good you are!