West Midlands brand, Write Size, appeared on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den last night, as it launched its new stationery concept, aiming to make writing easier for children to learn.
Write Size has developed a range of pencils, to scale, for children aged two years to 10+ in an attempt to make handwriting less daunting, easier to learn and more enjoyable amongst children as a result.
The Write Size team, headed by inventor and Managing Director Ross Williams and Operations Manager Surlender Pendress, presented their pencils in December with the show will be aired on Sunday 24th July.
Ross Williams, Managing Director said, “around 14 billion pencils are sold yearly, yet they only come in one size, the right size for adults’ hands. And yet, a five-year old’s hands are only 50 per-cent as big as an adult’s. Clearly this makes a pencil feel twice as long as it does to us.
“It became apparent to me that the only product that is not manufactured to meet the specific needs of a child is a pencil. This is the only tool they use at school. They are even taught on seats and desks that are in proportion to their arms and legs. It just doesn’t make any sense.
Write Size products are now being launched in a number of retailers across the UK including Webbs Garden Centres, LPC Stationers, Ruddocks of Lincoln and national retailer Rymans, who will stock the products. Products are already available in New Zealand and the Middle East.
Ross added, “our experience on the programme has been a real eye opener and we have taken the feedback on board. We are approaching a very exciting time with the product and brand. Who knows where this will lead us.”
For more information about Write Size and its range of pencil based products, visit www.writesize.co.uk