Banner celebrates National Stationery Week #WritingMatters

National Stationery Week is here and, at Banner, we are celebrating the week by giving away five stationery bundles, to recognise the importance and benefits of hand writing. #WritingMatters.

National Stationery week

National Stationery week is here from 29th April to the 5th May so fill your pencil cases, sharpen your pencils, grab a clean sheet of paper and get ready to celebrate.

For this week it’s time to get creative and colourful with your favourite pens and pencils to celebrate, and with so many different varieties of stationery you can be as outlandish, stylish or bold as you want by getting creative with colour and celebrating your stationery.

Why is writing by hand so important?
Today we are surrounded by technology, in a day and age where every letter is at our finger tips with the press of a button – why should we use pens and paper. We are constantly being warned that due to the excessive use of technology simple things like learning to write as a child is becoming harder with paediatric doctors warning children are finding it hard to even hold a pencil.

However, during a study at the Guardian’s roundtable event on 27th February, the people involved chose to use the classic pen and paper instead of a laptop, this is most likely due to the idea that in a group situation using a laptop to type would have been considered rude on a social standard.
Writing is a key part in our development as children cannot fully contemplate the world without creating a mental image of it, which is why teachers encourage you to draw in the sand or water when you are in primary school as it embeds in your mind – Naveed Idress of Feversham Primary Academy stated: “You never know what an A is unless you’ve physically drawn it.”

This is why writing is so important in our lives, as without it we wouldn’t necessarily know how to spell or read, because on programs such as Word it will always correct your Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar.

So, pick up a pen or pencil and be creative!

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Entry terms and conditions: Entry is open to residents of the UK except employees (and their families) of EVO Group Ltd. Entrant(s) must be aged 18 or over. One entry per person. Proof of identity and age may be required. Use of a false name or address will result in disqualification. Entries that are incomplete, illegible or indecipherable will not be valid and deemed void. All entries must be made directly by the person entering the competition. Entries made online using methods generated by a script, macro or the use of automated devices will be void. No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, damaged or delayed in the post, or due to computer error in transit. Participants will be entered into the draw to win a stationery bundle. The prize is as stated, is not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The draw will be independently supervised. The winner agrees for their name, job title and company to be published on our website www.Banneruk.com and on Banner’s social media channels (LinkedIn and Twitter). The winner is responsible for any tax liability which may arise from receipt of a prize. Your entry into the prize draw will be taken as confirmation of your full agreement to these terms and conditions. Entry closes: 05/05/19.