Missionaries of Chess at the YS!

Sixth Form did St. Conleth’s very proud at the Young Scientist Primary Science Fair, adding a special participation award to their already groaning Chess trophy shelf.  Parent Michael Sheahan reports that the boys involved demonstrated their project professionally and confidently at a very busy stand and were friendly and informative to all their many visitors, including numerous fellow Conlethians and their families.  It was great to see such competitive and tactically aggressive chess players showing their softer, more co-operative side!  And their judge’s comments left no doubt to how impressed he was:  ‘I really enjoyed this project.  The question was really interesting as I do not play chess but would love to. Your productions and reporting of your findings was great.  The testing you carried out was so resourceful and having a chess grandmaster in your corner was amazing!  Your use of photo recording, observation, testing and data gathering was superb.  Your project was so ‘hands on’!  I found your presentation very clear and easy to understand.  Your verbal explanation was excellent.  It might have been interesting to have compared a delayed questionnaire a week or so after the lesson.  Thanks to your teacher, your parents and yourselves as pupils for taking part and representing your school so well!  Well done!”

Check out the boys’ project in their own words here and see some pics of their exhibition below: