I cam across not one, but two chess stories that made it to the pages of the national media (in Australia).
The first highlighted the girls chess teams from Caroline Chisholm School, who are off to represent the ACT in the Australian Schools Teams Chess Championship. As a K-10 school they qualified both their Primary and High School teams for the finals, which will be held in Perth early next month. A lot of the credit to the improvement at the school is down to the hard work of Steven Sengstock, who is a teacher at the school, as well as being a strong chess player himself.
The second story featured IM Gary Lane, who opened a new giant chess board at Cambridge Park primary in Sydney. The school won it's local interschool chess competition in just its second year of play, and with the big board to inspire the players, is looking for further trophies to add to the cabinet.