Key Features:• Velvety soft lead with smooth laydown that makes a strong, bold statement on paper• Modern and efficient manufacturing process that helps the planet• Unique WOPEX barrel improves pencil quality – robust, comfortable, and evenly sharpens• Break-resistant lead with a special super-bonded lead formulation• Pack of 12 – blueStaedtler Noris Pencils have for over 40 years remained undoubtedly the most iconic classroom pencil in the UK. Matching in quality with their popular HB range, these colouring pencils are perfect for children and serious artists alike, with high-quality leads that produce beautiful, vibrant results, and break resistant WOPEX barrels that can withstand tough, long-term use. When quality matters, Staedtler Noris Pencils are the premium choice.Iconic DesignEach colouring pencil incorporates the classic Staedtler Noris striped design, alternating black with coloured stripes matching the lead for easy identification. From recognition of the professional design alone, students can confidently expect a high-quality colouring pencil that will get the job done.In terms of practicality, the classic, ergonomically designed hexagonal shape is easy to grip and control with precision for all ages, with satisfaction guaranteed for students and professional artists alike. The non-slip rubberised surface also makes the pencils easy to use for long periods of time - perfect for long sessions in the classroom or studio - and protects them from moisture for a longer lifespan.WOPEX BarrelThese pencils are made using the innovative WOPEX material that improves the pencil’s quality as well as its environmental impact. WOPEX is manufactured from by-products of the timber industry generated during sawing and planing that would normally be discarded, alongside wood from German PEFC certified forests. These forests are located just a short journey away from the production facility for a minimal carbon footprint.With the use of WOPEX, the pencil barrel has a greater density than alternatives, making it more robust and resistant to breakage for a longer lifespan. If the pencil does break however, it will not splinter and cause harm to the user. A denser pencil is also heavier for more comfortable use and greater accuracy when drawing or colouring. WOPEX-based pencil tips will also sharpen evenly for further accuracy, proving exceptional in quality for maximum satisfaction.The barrel has a diameter of 7mm.Quality LeadCheap, economy alternatives often use low quality leads that result in inaccuracies and frustration. These pencils on the other hand use a special super-bonded lead formulation that is break resistant, meaning no more repetitive sharpening or lead breakages mid-way through a project to ruin your concentration – even when high pressure is applied. This is yet another feature that expands the lifespan of the pencil and saves your school money over time.The velvety soft lead will also transfer onto paper in a way that is smooth, even and predictable, for a unique and satisfying experience every time. Much loved and for good reason, there is no classroom colouring pencil superior to the Staedtler Noris.The lead has a diameter of 3mm.Please note these colouring pencils are suitable for ages 3+. Wood from German PEFC certified, sustainably managed forests. .