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Get to grips with handwriting competition
Cambridge University Press has once again teamed up with SATIPS for this year’s National Schools’ Handwriting Competition, following the success of last year’s competition which saw over 9,500 entries from around the world.
The competition, which runs from 19th September to 10th March 2017, celebrates the art of handwriting and aims to get children (and adults) picking up their pens or pencils and showcasing their best and neatest handwriting. The winning entries will be judged by Patricia Lovett MBE, world-renowned calligrapher and Chief Competition Judge.
Patricia Lovett MBE said, “This competition is all about recognising the importance of handwriting, and it was wonderful to see so many schools taking part. We were thrilled with the standard of entries in last year’s competition and very much look forward to receiving the children’s entries this year.”
There are five categories including one for staff, with an overall winner being selected for each category and further prizes awarded for the winning entry for each year group. Each category, with the exception of the 11-13 age group, has a set poem to copy – this year’s poets have been chosen by the 2016 competition winners; Cubitt Town Junior School, London.
To inspire children to get writing, winners of each category will receive a stationery prize and a certificate, and teachers from winning schools can choose up to ￡350 of Cambridge University Press education resources.
For more information and to enter, visit www.handwritingcompetition.co.uk.
Notes to Editors:
For more information, please contact Louisa Ackermann at [email protected] or 01223 325166.
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SATIPS (Support and Training in Prep, Primary and Senior Schools) is a leading provider of INSET courses, conferences, publications and competitions for schools. As an educational charity run by teachers for teachers, SATIPS produces termly broadsheets in 19 specific academic and management areas edited by national subject leaders. The flagship magazine, Prep School, is produced and sent to schools on a termly basis. SATIPS is delighted to join with Cambridge University Press in the development of the handwriting competition.? SATIPS started the competition in the 1970s and is pleased that by joining with CUP the competition can be enjoyed by a wider audience.? For further information go to: www.satips.org