Many schools feel that they need to have grandmasters and "really smart" kids to start a club. The reality is all you need are kids, a few boards, some space, and an adult willing to donate a little time.
Here at Mzuzu International Academy, we encourage all kids to Join the Chess Club. They may see it as just a game. But research has shown that chess enhances scholastic abilities including test scores. Think of it as "exercise for the mind", a fun way to practice concentration, patience, logic, and mental calculations.