WES Chess Club Teaches Strategy

The Chess Club at Wellington Elementary School has been in existence for more than 10 years. Players meet every Thursday afternoon, where they learn the game’s strategies and tactics, improve their focus and make predictions of possible outcomes, while demonstrating good sportsmanship. Brian Gallagher, a fourth-grade teacher, enjoys running the club and believes that these skills will help the students all through their lives. The 20-plus members enjoy playing tournaments and look forward to their weekly meetings. Shown here are members of the club competing with one another during a meeting.