Lyra has been making pencils since the early 1800s. Its commitment to quality of craftsmanship and colour is evident in the products. Steiner schools choose to use Lyra because of the quality and truth of the colour. Once you have used a Lyra pencil there is no going back. A child is no longer concerned about whether a pencil is working or not, their creativity and imagination is unleashed when their pencil is doing its job.