Thursday, 8 August 2019
More Chess for the Home Education Group
My morning may have involved a trip to the dentist, but I didn't stay down in the mouth for very long at all.
This is because it was soon time for my latest sessions with the Home Education Group, which followed hard on the heels of the sessions we all enjoyed at the end of July.
Our numbers had grown since the previous session, which is excellent.
I have already seen a big improvement in all of our students - and this was just our third time together.
Today we worked on chess problems for the first time (and the scores were universally high), plus checkmates and various challenge games including The Ultimate King Hunt and The Maharajah Queen. We concluded with some full games of chess and this time we ensured everyone played new opponents rather than just their friends and family.
Thank you to all of the students (of all ages!), parents and organisers who helped to make the day such a great success and special thanks to Fiona for making it all happen.
I am having an excellent time working with the group and I am certainly looking forward to the next sessions.
Take a look at our gallery and decide for yourself whether or not the students are enjoying the sessions too.