Richard Weekes has been teaching children and teenagers how to play chess in South East and North West London for nearly 10 years. Chess helps young people to take responsibility; plan ahead; explore new ideas and encourages self-improvement. Richard comes into Elm Court on Monday afternoons for the chess class and there are usually between 10 to 15 students attending regularly each week where they play chess and learn new tips and tricks about the game.  So if you want your child to problem-solve; make better choices and to concentrate a lot more, have a chat with them to see if they’d like to go along to the Monday session at school.

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As you can see, chess is a great game for training the mind and also improves memory skills; develops confidence and increases children’s self-esteem. So it’s hardly surprising that children who play chess do perform better in school as well.