The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, beginning on February 3rd, is the talk of the town among literature lovers.
During the event, some of the world’s leading literature experts and speakers spoke from different parts of the world, from various walks of life, on one stage about the craft of fine handwriting.
Literature involves a great deal of writing. In honor of fine handwriting, a special ceremony was held at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature to honor the Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai Children’s Letter Writing Competition winners.
Children can show off their letter writing skills at the RGS Guildford Dubai Children’s Letter Writing Competition. It recognizes children’s aesthetics of fine handwriting and their ability to construct a well-crafted message.
In the contest, entrants were asked to write a letter to an author who had inspired them and to focus on the theme of this year’s festival, ‘Here Comes the Sun’.
Primary ages 9 to 13 years and secondary ages 14 to 18 years were divided into two age categories. Participants were required to handwrite the letter using a fountain pen or any other type of ink pen, such as a rollerball or ball-point pen.
The submissions have impressed us with their eloquence and elegance. One of the most important gifts we can give young people is a love of reading and writing. It has been a pleasure to participate in the Festival and sponsor this competition. The competition reminds children that letter writing is not a lost art, but a craft that should be cherished and admired,” said Clare Turnbull, Principal, RGS Guildford Dubai, highlighting the importance of handwriting.