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Lymm Events Highlights for 11 February to 18 February 2014

Posted by Neil on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 at 09:58:53

Filed under: Events, Entertainment, Lymm, Music and nightlife

A Weekly Roundup of Local Events in the Coming Week

Plan your week ahead by checking out the events listed below. To add your own event, please contact me

2 event(s) are happening in Lymm this week

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7.30 pm Wednesday, 12th February 2014  

 

Tags: events, planner

Lymm Events Highlights for 04 February to 11 February 2014

Posted by Neil on Tuesday, 04 February 2014 at 09:01:00

Filed under: Events, Entertainment, Lymm, Music and nightlife

A Weekly Roundup of Local Events in the Coming Week

Plan your week ahead by checking out the events listed below. To add your own event, please contact me

1 event(s) are happening in Lymm this week

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Thursday 6th February 2014 7.30pm – 9.30pm

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Lymm Events Highlights for 21 January to 28 January 2014

Posted by Neil on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 at 09:01:00

Filed under: Events, Entertainment, Lymm, Music and nightlife

A Weekly Roundup of Local Events in the Coming Week

Plan your week ahead by checking out the events listed below. To add your own event, please contact me

2 event(s) are happening in Lymm this week

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7.30pm on Wednesday, 22nd JanuarySaturday 25th January

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Lymm Events Highlights for 14 January to 21 January 2014

Posted by Neil on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 at 09:01:00

Filed under: Events, Entertainment, Lymm, Music and nightlife

A Weekly Roundup of Local Events in the Coming Week

Plan your week ahead by checking out the events listed below. To add your own event, please contact me

2 event(s) are happening in Lymm this week

Click individual events to view more details or view all events.

Wednesday 15 January 2014Saturday 18th January 10:30am to 12:30pm

Tags: events, planner

Lymm Family Board Games Go National

Posted by Neil on Thursday, 09 January 2014 at 15:21:14

Filed under: Entertainment, Business, Shopping

The McCartney family in Lymm have their own homemade board game based on maths designed to help youngsters Thomas and Ella with their homework has helped them get the game into homes across the nation.

They created PLYT - a game which tests your multiplication skills against the clock - but when they took the game into Oughtrington Primary School, where Ella goes to school, the idea soon took off.

Mum Lisa, of The Greenacres, said: “The children were bringing maths games home form school for homework. It was really boring for us to play as it was only aimed at one age level, it was either too easy for Thomas or too hard for Ella.

“We wanted one we could all play together so we decided to create our own - it was just a laminated piece of paper and some dice. We took it on holiday and everything and the children got a lot better and the school noticed and asked us to bring it in. We made a couple of prototypes and took it into the school and they said they loved it. Then we took it to all the schools in Lymm and we had a competition between the schools with some people asking where can we buy it.

As the demand grew they went to an artist to work on a design for the board game and sourced a manufacturer in America who is now producing the game.

“The aim is at the beginning you decide your standard to work out how many dice you need to roll,” added Lisa. “My daughter was trying to learn her two times table so she had her master dice stuck down on two. If you can answer your multiplication in the time you can move forward and the aim is to get to the winner’s square. You can play as a whole family together. It’s very competitive and that’s why the children love it because they don’t feel like they are doing numeracy and if they can beat their parents at something like maths they love it even more.

PLYT is available to buy on amazon.co.uk and www.plyt.co.uk at £24.67, there is also a free app available to download for the game.

Article courtesy of the Warrington Guardian.

Tags: board game, maths

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