Published on March 28th, 2014 | by admin


National Stationery Week

Next Monday marks the start of National Stationery Week. The Post Office and Post Office Shop are proud to be supporting the event this year which aims to promote and celebrate the written word as well as all things stationery related and to help get Britain writing.

This is only the second ever National Stationery Week following the success of the event in 2013 which was inspired by National Stationery Day which was launched at the Stationery Show in 2012.

Whilst we live in a digital age where emails and social media channels have diminished our need to write on a regular basis, handwriting still has relevance and importance in our everyday lives for sending handwritten letters and cards.

The Get Britain Writing campaign is aimed at both adults and children and aims to emphasise the relevance and importance of writing, even in an electronic age.

The National Literacy Trust conducted a comprehensive literacy survey amongst children and young people which explored the centrality of writing in young people’s lives and revealed some notable key findings.

Apparently almost half of children and young people (44%) enjoy writing either ‘very much’ or ‘quite a lot’ whilst in stark contrast, 15% of children claim to not enjoy writing at all. However of some concern the study also revealed that a quarter of children and young people rarely or never write outside of class.

Want to get involved in National Stationery Week? I’m sure many of us can concur with the view that there is still nothing to match receiving a letter or postcard in the post compared to receiving an email so we recommend writing a letter or postcard to a long lost friend or relative. And there’s no better time than National Stationery Week to put pen to paper.

Alternatively why not get involved and tweet @NatStatWeek using the hashtags #GetBritainWriting, #GetKidsWriting and #LoveStationery.

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