It's time for STAEDTLER's Big School Sketchathon!

We're challenging your class to clock up 100 hours of drawing, colouring and sketching over the next month — all in support of Place2Be.


2022 report found that the screen time of children aged 6-10 has increased by an average of 1hr 24mins a day since the pandemic. In response to this, we've designed the Big School Sketchathon — an unplugged, pencil-to-paper challenge to help your pupils' young minds rest and grow.


Designed to take place for one month from 08 November, pupils can take part in the Sketchathon during school hours or breaktimes, at after school clubs, or at home — all to be in with a chance of winning an amazing stationery bundle for their school.

Supporting the children’s 100-hour colouring marathon is children’s illustrator, Barry Ablett.


Teachers’ Club members can download Barry’s KS1 and KS2 competition sheets and an official Teachers' Totaliser — as well as a host of other creative worksheets to help you with the challenge — all via the STAEDTLER Teachers’ Club UK Members Area.

Not a Teachers’ Club member yet? No problem. You can sign up here for FREE.


What you could win...


We’ll be choosing two competition winners — one from KS1 and another from KS2. Both will get their hands on some tip-top prizes, including:



Plus, two runners-up will be chosen. They’ll win:


✅ £200 worth of stationery for their school

✅ An official runner up certificate

✅ A personal STAEDTLER goody bag.

What's more, on behalf of the first 1,500 entrants, we will donate £1 to Place2Be — a children's mental health charity which offers practical support for the wellbeing of pupils and teachers in UK schools.

✏️ And the final perk? The first 150 teachers who enter will receive a FREE stationery pack ✏️

Sounds great, how do I take part?


2. Download the Big School Sketchathon official KS1 or KS2 competition sheets and the 'Teacher’s Totaliser' sheet from the 'Resources' section of the members’ area. 


4. After 08 December 2022, tally up your pupils' hours, photograph/scan their competition entry sheets and complete the Teachers' Totaliser — before emailing them to us by the deadline of 16 December 2022. More info below!

Where do I need to send my pupils' competition sheets and Teachers' Totaliser?


Your entries should be scanned/photographed and then emailed in PDF, JPG or PNG formats to — on or before 5pm on 16 December 2022.


IMPORTANT NOTE: your covering email MUST include your your name, school name, school address and the email address registered to your Teachers’ Club UK account. Entries sent without this information will be invalid.

Tip: we sending multiple files? An online sharing platform like Dropbox or WeTransfer will help speed things up!

Any issues or questions?


Please don't hesitate to contact us via Facebook or by emailing us on


Competition entry is subject to our Terms & Conditions.


Good luck!

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