This was the rapidly growing secondary school’s third annual chess challenge, which was bigger and more competitive than ever. Hosted in RPA’s refurbished Hertford Hall this year’s challenge involved 12 teams of six children. There were 36 games of chess taking part at any one time. Between games the competitors retired to join their parents in the brand new canteen, named by the Student Council as the Oak Tree Café.
We are delighted to have had so many children from the borough taking part and it is fantastic to have so many parents involved as well. This is one of many events that we host at RPA to involve local families in activities in the school, which also helps to familiarise children with life at secondary school. This is particularly valuable insight when they are preparing to move on from primary school; a time which can be quite daunting.”
The event was run by Tim Mortimer, East Sheen primary chess coach, he has been instrumental in making the chess challenge such a successful event.