It is part of the tradition of the London Chess Classic that we plan for a group of Teesside children to travel up to London to take part in one of the junior days.
This time, we selected a group of children from Park End Primary in Middlesbrough. They enjoyed every aspect of the expedition, from the train journeys, the trip to Pizza Hut and then the theatre (to see The Lion King), to the coaching and playing activities at Google HQ.
Martha even got to make the opening move for Nakamura (the eventual champion) in front a live, worldwide audience.
To top it all, the children earned a number of medals: gold, silver and bronze!
As always, our children behaved impeccably and represented Teesside in an extremely positive light.
Very well done, everyone!