In Conversation with... Peter Sullivan

In this episode I speak to Peter Sullivan from the organisation Chess in Schools and Communities who facilitates chess clubs in Wandsworth prison and has recently been expanding this to the women’s prison estate.

Peter also trained and organised the England team that participated in the World Prison Chess Championship. 43 teams from 31 countries took part in the competition and England scored a huge 19/20 in the preliminaries and finished 7th in the final stages, read more here.

Peter discusses how chess can be a therapeutic activity, create a calm environment and bring staff and residents together.


To learn more about the work of the Chess in Schools and Communities see:

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