Do children need good handwriting skills in the current digital age?

You have a real pride in the work that you do I think, when you write something down

Jo Riley

Over a quarter of UK primary school pupils aren't able to join up a word and third of teachers say that handwriting standards are worsening. This sparks the question - how important is handwriting in today's digital age?

Defending the art of handwriting was Jo Whiley, who expressed her enjoyment at using pens and believes that the art of handwriting is "something so personal and special".

With our friends in America and other European countries pushing their handwriting subjects towards the bottom of the priority list - will the UK follow suit?

Watch the full discussion above.

laura's handwriting

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