Over the last few months, it has been encouraging to see our school chess team continue to hold its own in competition. Children from BCPS have provided players for the county under-9 and under-11 teams, as well as playing for the school. Our under-12 team, consisting of Thomas K, Ella B, Josh P, Ebony H, Megan J and Ebraheem A, has given a good account of itself, with strong performances against strong and often older opposition. They have represented the school in the local tournament ‘The Bloodworth Cup,’ as well as in the National School’s competition at Brean Sands, coming third in the latter, as well as having the accolade of being the highest placed state school. We look forward to seeing them compete again next year!