International Chess, together with Othello and Scrabble are sections that make up the vibrant Nanyang Mind Sports.
These board games cultivate students’ critical thinking and decision making skills. In addition to cultivating teamwork and patience, these board games nurture teenagers’ cognitive and linguistic developments. During these CCA sessions, students also get the chance to forge bonds with the other CCA members and enjoy their time in CCA. Students will also be given opportunities to be involved in competitions which seek to instil in students the value of sportsmanship. In a bid to allow a more holistic form of education through CCA, Nanyang Mind Sports is embarking on a journey to serve the community by engaging in cognitive games with them. Though unable to do so this year (due to the current situation), plans are in place to implement them in the coming year or so. Nanyang Mind Sports serves as a platform for all students to challenge themselves and have fun while strengthening their strong sense of belonging to the larger community.
Interested Participants for International Chess would need to go through a trial consisting of the following:
- An International Chess game with a stronger opponent in the CCA. (Duration: 15 minutes)
- Completing a short written test on International Chess Terms. (Duration: 5-10 minutes)
- Solving Chess puzzles. (Duration: 5-10 minutes)
The total trial duration will be around 30 minutes.