National Stationery Week has signed a partnership with tutoring service Explore Learning.
Explore has over 120 centres in the UK, and as part of the new relationship National Stationery Week is providing a selection of prizes for the educational provider’s National Young Writers’ Award.
Carey Ann Dodah, Head of Curriculum at Explore Learning, commented: “Writing is a very personal way to communicate. In the past it was essential for communicating anything. Now with phones, emails, instant messaging and filling in forms online, writing is no longer as essential. Instead, it is associated with a more heartfelt sentiment. More than in any other time, writing something by hand is filled with meaning.”
National Stationery Week takes place from 25 April to 1 May to coincide with the London Stationery Show on 26 and 27 April.
Chris Leonard-Morgan, founder of National Stationery Week, added: “By supporting us, Explore Learning are celebrating handwriting and giving children a fantastic education through their workshops.”