Our noble college embarked on teaching calligraphy skills during our Friday Clubs sessions. The aim was to teach students to take pride in how they write and to master the formation of letters and appreciate the other benefits as derived from writing.
Calligraphy aims to produce a reaction, just like any quality piece of sculpture or painting, its goals are to invoke a deeper meaning and communicate with the viewer on both the linguistic and creative level.
Calligraphy stimulates neuronal activity, helping us to develop a broader vocabulary and write texts that are more comprehensive. Increased handwriting activity helps to acquire information faster, helping us to concentrate for longer periods of time
Calligraphy helps us to store a repertoire of movements, enabling the construction of a greater motor memory
Handwriting creates many important nerve connections to learn and create ideas more quickly
Finally, the study of calligraphy helps us to relax, to find time for our mind to unwind.