At Selcourt Primary we believe that a healthy mind and a fit body contribute greatly in shaping the future of a child. Chess is extremely helpful in brain development, particularly when it is played regularly from a very early age. Playing the game of Chess on a regular basis from an early age improves the learning, thinking, analytical power, and decision-making ability of the child. It also helps in improving concentration and academic performance of the child. On a whole, playing the game of chess is an important tool for transforming a child into a responsible, disciplined, and wise human being.
With this in mind we encourage our learners to take part in Chess. We have a junior and senior team comprising of learners from Grade 4 to 7. Our school takes part in the annual tournament at Colin Mann. We have done extremely well in the past, receiving prizes. In the third term we play in a league against other local schools in the area. We are very proud of our Chess team.
Coaches are Mrs Bosman and Mrs Wolmarans.