No Pens Day is here!

November 29, 2023

No Pens Day is finally here, and we are overwhelmed by the response and support we’ve received. A huge thank you to the 6,000 schools who have signed up to take part!

If you’re a teacher or school getting involved today, please make sure to tag us on socials so we can see how you’re joining in with the fun! You can also pay your fundraising online here at the end of the day.

If you’ve not heard of No Pens Day but want to get involved, or your child’s school is participating and you would like to know more, please keep reading.

What is No Pens Day?

No Pens Day, created by Speech and Language UK, is a way to raise awareness for the 1.9 million children struggling with talking and understanding words while raising vital funds for the charity.

The day encourages teachers and pupils to put down their pens and d spend the day engaging in fun talking and listening activities. Starting with the UK’s biggest-ever show and tell!

We ask all children participating to donate just £1.

All donations go towards helping to give young people and children the skills they need to face the future with confidence.

Why is No Pens Day needed?

Unfortunately, 1 in 5 children are facing challenges with talking and understanding words. This is the highest figure ever recorded.

We believe that all children who struggle with talking and understanding words deserve to get speech and language support as soon as they need it.

By getting involved with No Pens Day, not only are you helping to raise some much-needed awareness, but you are also helping to fund our work and support these children.