National Handwriting Day

National Handwriting Day is an unofficial holiday that celebrates and commemorates the practice of handwriting with a pen or pencil. This year, it was marked on the 23rd of January. While this day was invented during the 1970s, it is considered to be a day that is increasing in importance with the passing of each year. This is because the art of handwriting is gradually being lost as more and more people use computers, tablets and phones to email, instant message and text their thoughts, which is quite a shame because handwriting is believed to be as unique to a person as his or her fingerprint. At Cedars Primary School, we used this day as an opportunity to look closely at our handwriting and took part in several mini activities to raise awareness of the important of putting pen to paper. . 

The Power Of Pen

Everyone has a story,

Everyone has a tale,

Tell it, tell it, TELL it to the world!

A powerful pen can tell them all.

 

On a page, in a book, or a letter via mail,

Write it, read it and write it again,

Pass on your words, your thoughts and all to women and men

Never put down the life-changing pen.

 

Forever going, forever living, forever changing the world and I

 

At full speed zooming,

browsing, blogging, texting, whatsapping

Predictive texting, technology guessing human thinking,

Communicating across the world in seconds,

Possibilities endless…

 

BUT…

Nothing can replace it,

Nothing can overtake it,

Nothing can ever be as pure!

 

Appreciate it,

Allow it to live on for many years more,

Let it encourage us to be patient,

Let it slow us down.

 

BY Zoe and Aisha N

Y6 spent the afternoon with children in Reception class. They began with a fun write dance session during which the younger children showed the older ones their funky moves. After that, they worked together to experienced mark making and cursive letter formation using various media such as large chalks. It was a fun session with the pupils in Y6 wanting to return again soon.

Year 3 practised forming their own signature.

Year 3 practised forming their own signature.  1
Year 3 practised forming their own signature.  2