Yesterday one hundred and sixty kids from Castlemaine area primary schools walked and travelled by bus to Castlemaine's Old Gaol for the 2nd Chess Tournament. This is the culmination of two terms of chess learning and playing in primary schools as one of the numeracy lessons.
What struck visitors was the enthusiasm of the students. We had kids from grade 2 to grade 6 competing.Each student played 7 games beginning at 9:30am and finishing at 2:pm.
Watching the kids play a game and then run outside, jump around and talk excitedly, Randall, the manager of the gaol said, I don't know how you teachers can do it."
The enthusiasm of the kids was tiring.
The winning team was grade 4 boys from Castlemaine Primary School.