• National Stationery Week reveals children value handwriting

        • Statistics from National Stationery Week (25th-1st May) has revealed that 91 percent of the UK’s eight to 15 year-olds declared handwriting as either ‘important’ or ‘very important.

          National Stationery Week produced the statistics through a nationwide YouGov survey, which questioned more than 500 children about the importance of handwriting. National Stationery Week aims is to get people all over the world talking and writing about stationery, and why writing by hand is important.

          Statistics also revealed that 86 percent of employers said they would be more likely to take on a candidate if they received a handwritten application letter alongside a CV.

          National Stationery Week founder Chris Leonard-Morgan said, “to see that so many youngsters place such a high value on handwriting is really encouraging. To then read that employers place a big emphasis on receiving hand-written letters of application validates the opinions of our younger generation. With the arrival of smart phone technology and iPad offerings, there is certainly more mediums out there that negates the need to write letters and notes, but we have never thought that such technology would ever make it obsolete.”

          National Stationery Week is organised by the London Stationery Show, the UK trade exhibition for writing and paper products, and is taking place today. 

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