Order a Parliament loan box

Order a Parliament loan box
Parliament’s loan boxes encourage lively classroom debate, introduce the concept of law making and help Key Stage 2 and 3 students understand the democratic process through active learning.

The loan boxes contain everything you'll need to recreate a parliamentary debate. They can also be used flexibly to suit particular classroom needs.

A free teaching resource pack accompanies the loan boxes. The pack includes schemes of work, lesson and assembly plans as well as activity suggestions, printable worksheets and a poster of the Houses of Parliament.

Loan box contents

  • Cloth Backdrop of the House of Lords and the House of Commons
  • The Speaker of the House of Commons' official black robe
  • Clerk's wig 
  • A Bill
  • Despatch Box
  • Mace 
  • Division bell
  • Teacher's Resource Booklet - sent out prior to your loan period

Practical information

The loan box scheme is free of charge. All delivery and collection details will be arranged by Parliament’s Education Service.

The Teacher's Resource Booklet is designed to be kept by teachers once the loan box is returned. This pack provides guidance for teachers preparing focussed lessons, workshops to copy, a poster for the classroom and various activities to help bring the subject to life.

Booking information

The loan box resource is currently fully booked for the spring and summer term 2016.

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For all other enquiries, please contact educationoutreach@parliament.uk .



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