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Pens at the ready: handwriting competition launched

As we move towards a full three months of lockdown in the UK, and with pupils still undertaking their schooling digitally, Junior King’s has launched a competition to get pupils dusting off their pens and stepping away from their keyboards.

This week, the prep school is running a handwriting competition to help keep pupils match fit with their writing skills. At a time when the majority of our teaching has to be screen and keyboard-based by necessity, it is crucial that pupils do not forget the importance of clear, neat handwriting. Along with the intention of sharpening up this key skill, the competition is part of a series of initiatives by our teachers to keep learning diverse and engaging as we move into the last half of term of the academic year.

The competition will be in three categories, Junior House, Middle School and Upper School, with each age group given a different poem in their English lessons this week on which to test their handwriting skills. The top three entries will be chosen by Mrs Károlyi, with the grand prize being publication of the handwritten poem in this year’s edition of the school magazine, The Chronicle.

While necessity may have taken us out of the classroom and behind our screens, we look forward to seeing our pupils prove that the pen is just as mighty as the keyboard.