Please note that during the pandemic we have suspended our membership option. Please contact us for 'pay as you go' loans.
We have an inspirational collection of over 1000 loan boxes which your school can borrow to use in your classroom to support your delivery of the national curriculum in an exciting and hands-on-way.
Object handling allows pupils to use all their senses, such as touch, sight and smell, often leading to a more memorable experience.
The boxes are available to borrow each half term and schools who are members can book boxes online. If your school is not a member, please contact us for our ‘pay as you go’ option.
Each box is themed according to the contents. Our objects range from ancient to modern and subject areas such as art and design, natural history and textiles.
You can search online for boxes – many have supporting notes that can be downloaded from our website. Notes on how to search are downloadable below.
Our Loan box membership is very good value or you can pay as you go:
•£459 for 5 boxes each half term
•£409 for 3 boxes each half term
Reduced rates apply to Reading Borough Council schools for loan box membership only (contact us for details)
If you wish to borrow a box ad hoc it is £45 per box per half term, payment by card (over the phone) in advance of the loan.