12th March 1999 at 00:00
* The Oware Society holds its first national schools' competition on May 23 in the ancient African board game of Oware to find the outstanding mentally skilled junior and senior students of the year. The winning teams will receive a trophy, the Oware Club Silver Bowl. Venue: Mulinu Express, Bread and Roses pub, 68 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4. Fee per team: pound;56; pound;36 members. Glenda Trew, The Oware Society, 41 Elverson Road, London SE8 4JW, tel: 0181 265 9905.

FREE FOR ALL * The Royal National Institute for the Blind Maths pack, for children aged five to eight with serious sight problems, provides an introduction to geometry and fractions and helps them make the transition from pre-number cognitive skills to numbers. Funded by Boots the Chemist, it contains kits for sorting into shape, size, texture, sequence and weight with step-by-step instructions for teachers and parents. It is available from RNIB customer services, tel: 0345 023153.

* The Numeracy Framework goes into schools later this month. See TES Primary magazine on March 19 for full details.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today