Chess team takes silver in debut tournament

The Ark Elvin Academy chess team took part in the Ark Schools Chess Tournament this month, under the tutelage of Mrs Murungi. The chess club was only set up this half term, so with only a couple of weeks to prepare it was going to be a real challenge. Despite this – and with one of our team members having played chess for the first time last month – our team achieved a very respectable second place out of five Ark schools from across the country! Well done to Abhisek, Diwash, Nirujan, Khadija, Tasheeka, Prajal, and Nadan. Chess club is growing very rapidly so we look forward to going back for next year’s competition with an even stronger team and plenty of practice so that we can claim the gold!