Monday 10 November 2014

British Chess Educational Trust Award For St Edward's Academy

St Edward’s CE Academy in Leek has been presented with an award by the British Chess Educational Trust, in respect of the school’s outstanding enthusiasm and achievement in chess over a considerable number of years.  The school was nominated for the award by Staffordshire County Chess Association via the Midland Counties Chess Union.

The award consists of an inscribed wooden chess board with felted and weighted wooden pieces as well as an electronic chess clock.  It was presented, in a full school assembly this morning, Monday 10th November, by the ECF Director of Junior Chess and Education, Mrs Traci Whitfield. 

Also in attendance at the presentation were:

Mr Ray Dolan - Chief Executive of Midland Counties Chess Union
Mrs Eunice Dolan - Secretary of Midland Counties Chess Union
Mr Andrew Davies - General Secretary of Staffordshire County Chess Association
Mr Roger Edwards - President of both Cheddleton & Leek Chess Club and North Staffs & District Chess Association (and a former President of the ECF)
Mr William Armstrong - Director Of Junior Chess for Cheddleton & Leek Chess Club