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    Dartford Junior chess club

    Unlock your child's strategic genius and join our Weekly Chess Club, where young minds aged 8 to 18 master the timeless game of chess while fostering critical thinking, teamwork, and fun!


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Weekly Chess Club

At Dartford Junior Chess Club we run two separate groups on Wednesday and Friday evenings. The 90 minutes long session consists of a mix of tournament rounds as well as lessons on tactics, strategy and at times simply learning the basics!
We tailor these lessons to the strength of children attending, so you will always be taught what is best for you!


Benefits of Chess

Chess as a tool to teach academic skills, 21st Century skills, and other life skills

  • Mathematics
  • Pictorial, Abstract Method
  • Coordinate Systems
  • Point Value
  • Problem Solving vs Rope Learning
  • Overcome Fear of Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Generating Solutions
  • Assessing Solutions
  • Defense of Reasoning
  • Meta-cognitive Reflection
  • Respect
  • Focus
  • Perseverance in problem solving
  • Impulse control
  • Decisions under pressure
  • Dealing with fear


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