I squeezed in a surprise visit to Wheatlands Primary School this week, to catch up with one of my top classes from last year.
They may be older and taller but they have retained their admirable passion for chess. Incidentally, it was from Wheatlands that I received the received the extraordinary chess cakes last year, which can be viewed here.
We studied the famous game Paul Morphy vs. The Duke and Count from 1858 before indulging in a spell of Lightning Chess.
With only 10 seconds of thinking time for each move, the children had to remain full focussed for the duration of the event. They managed to do so with élan.
What a great class of children - and what a great school! Thank you, Wheatlands!