Contest offers £14K worth of writing equipment to primary schools

Contest offers £14K worth of writing equipment to primary schools

Writing tools worth more than £14,000 are up for grabs for primary schools taking part in a handwriting Olympiad.

Stationery seller BIC, in partnership with handwriting tool Start-Bee, launched the nationwide competition to get primary school children writing by asking them to complete the sentence: “I love being able to write because…”.

Winners from more than 20 schools can claim a range of prizes including handwriting support for pupils and teachers, as well as writing tools.

Mishka Smith, stationery trade marketing manager at BIC UK, said: “The ability to creatively express one’s thoughts and feelings by putting pen to paper is perhaps the most important stage in a child’s development, and we can’t wait to see pupils’ interpretations of why writing is so important to them.”

Visit www.teachers.bickids.com/uk to enter the BIC Handwriting Olympiad, which closes on July 31.

The first 20 schools to enter will receive a BIC Kids Gift Box and overall winners are due to be announced August 31.