Chess has been offered to Brunswick House children for many years now, and many children have been introduced to this interesting and useful hobby. Chess helps to sharpen the memory and develop concentration and thinking skills. Some have taken a keen interest, attending chess sessions as often as possible and progressing through a series of awards and examinations. Others are happy to attend as a fun activity, enjoying learning the game without taking it too seriously! Some children have represented the school in county chess tournaments , and many have played well in the county - wide UK Chess Challenge competition, winning trophies and rosettes. In any one week, about 60 children are playing chess at school in the lunchtime or after school clubs, or are playing in some form or another at home.