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Building Community Through Chess

As one of the largest elementary schools in Richmond, Anderson School has over 600 students.  Each day is an opportunity for students to connect outside of their classrooms with new friends on the playground, basketball court, band room, and school library. 

Led by our school librarian Mme La Pierre, she has created a library that serves as a central hub for learning and collaboration.  This year, Mme La Pierre has hosted lunch and after school chess learning sessions, all through the theme of Harry Potter Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Slytherin houses. 

Mme La Pierre’s passion for literacy and chess is contagious, creating a safe space for new and advanced chess players to learn and advance chess skills.  Both primary and intermediate students can be seen throughout the week in an action-packed library building school community through their joy for chess.  

Below is a photo of the after school chess club.  Led by feeder high school MacNeill’s chess team, students of all chess levels, ask, learn, play, and continue to build community through the game of chess.

Chess Club

Updated: Monday, February 12, 2024