January 23rd is recognised as National Handwriting Day. Organised by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association, this celebration is aimed at encouraging people of all ages to pick up a pen and appreciate their own penmanship.
In the era of emojis, young people are now more likely to tap out a text than scribble down a sentence! While the immediacy of virtual communication should be celebrated, young people should also be encouraged to practise their handwriting.
As a school, we place a huge emphasis on the importance of literacy in connection to the development of other skills. When our students practise refining their handwriting they are also training their ability to focus their ideas and creativity.
This National Handwriting Day, we hope you are inspired to re-explore the emotional power of writing on paper. Creativity and imagination are key to learning at St Luke's Academy, which is why we’re proud to continue emphasising the joy of literacy.