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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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Warrnambool East Primary School chaplain Janet Ferguson calls it therapy as she teaches life skills to challenged children.

"It shows them strategies, leadership skills and how to handle emotions," she said. "The rules never change, they learn to handle the challenges and plan ahead. "I use chess as part of an enrichment process to help children with social issues. "They see that it's not just a game for nerds. They enjoy it and then can go on to play in bigger games including on-line international challenges.

"Next Monday five of pupils from Warrnambool East grade six will travel to Melbourne for state championships where they will meet polished performers from some of the more privileged private schools.

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