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A new after-school chess club is starting at the Duke of Bedford School after half-term.
The club is the brainchild of school governor Bert Brookes and it will be free to attend, with complete beginners especially welcome.
“Chess is a marvellous game,” said Bert. “It teaches children problem solving and maths skills and gets the brain working in ways that modern computer games can’t match.
“It’s a chance for children in the village to learn to play chess and I hope to be able to introduce a school chess competition, with an overall prize and also prizes for each year group.”
The club will be open to any child in Key Stage 2, so from year 3 upwards. It will run on Mondays, starting November 6, immediately after school for 45 minutes.