According to research: "Test scores improved by 17.3% for students regularly engaged in chess classes, compared with only 4.6% for children participating in other forms of enriched activities".
The School curriculum gives special emphasis to chess. The Ardee School will be associated with the Delhi Chess Association and will also sponsor annual chess tournaments on an interschool, national and international scale.
Chess is an enlightening game. It is not about one or two tactical punches, but also broader and deeper strategic concepts such as coordination, development of one’s faculties and seizing the initiative. Beyond the board, children learn the value of hard work, of focus in tense situations, and more importantly, rebounding from a tough loss. Their vocabulary improves; their spatial thinking increases and their ability to draw interesting analogies with life's lessons grows. It’s time our children learned what is truly India's game. Students of all levels are encouraged to join. Even children with little or no chess experience learn to play full length games from opening gambit to checkmate. Instructional use of boards and workbooks is also incorporated into a class format with the study of the history of chess, the study of world grand masters and their tactics.
Benefits of chess:
- Chess develops decision making, critical thinking, logical thinking.
- Evaluating, planning, problem solving and perseverance skills.
- Chess improves concentration, memory, intuition and self-control.
- Chess promotes independence, imagination and creativity.
- Chess inspires self-motivation, self-esteem and self-confidence.