All are welcome and it is not necessary to already know how to play chess. The social benefits of children playing chess are well documented. See ficheall.ie to learn more.
Before Christmas the school held mini tournaments for those wishing to be on the team. Due to significant interest we ended up with 3 teams who played against teams from 6 other schools in an away tournament.
Pupils can also join the school’s online teams on Lichess. 3rd and 4th Class pupils can join team “Chesster’s Besters” and 5th and 6th Class Pupils can join “St Francis No Pawn Intended.”
Pupils can join via Lichess and can email Ms Carroll for 3rd and 4th Class pupils or Múinteoir Colmcille for 5th and 6th Class pupils who wish to join the online teams.