Wellington El Chess Club Teaches Important Life Skills

The Chess Club at Wellington Elementary School has been in existence for 18 years. Players meet every week, where they learn the game’s strategies and tactics, improve their focus and make predictions of possible outcomes, while demonstrating good sportsmanship. The children enjoy the competition as well. The club is open to all grades. Jennifer Roland enjoys running the club and believes that these skills will help the students all through their lives. The members enjoy playing tournaments and look forward to their weekly meetings. Shown above are chess club tournament winners Ian Midlarsky (first place, second grade); Christopher Manley (second place, fourth grade); and Keira Harper (third place, fifth grade).