National Stationery Week is a celebration of the written word and all things stationery. From the 24th-30th April, National Stationery Week aims to remind us why “Writing matters”.
Despite living in an age where typing on a computer, or phone is increasingly replacing the use of traditional forms of stationery, many of us are reluctant to give up on paper, and tools that make writing and working more enjoyable.
According to YouGov research commissioned by National Stationery Week, 94% of adults think that writing by hand is important and 97% think it is important for children to be taught to write.
Equally encouraging, 91% of children aged between 8 and 15 think it is important to be able to write by hand and 86% of business managers expect candidates for jobs to be able to write by hand, as well as have keyboard skills.
So although more of us make use of technology, it seems we can have the best of both worlds. Pen and paper can live alongside the stylus and tablet.