Brunswick Primary School

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Chess Mates is an after school club for pupils from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. Players of all abilities are welcome to join. 

Each session we learn new tactics and solve chess puzzles. Pupils play against computers and use chess clocks for speed games. Traditional chess is the main focus, but we also enjoy the occasional game of draughts and play various mini games too, such as Antichess and Dice Chess. 

Most importantly, pupils are encouraged to help each other improve and to respect their opponent.

We meet in the Year 5 shared area from 3.15 to 4.30. Years 3 and 4 meet on Wednesdays. Years 5 and 6 meet on Mondays.

If you have any questions, please email

This TEDx talk highlights the benefits of teaching chess in schools: