Bring history to life in your classroom

School loans box scheme

Bodmin Keep now offers new COVID-secure First World War, Second World War and Remembrance loans boxes to local schools and colleges. 

The boxes support teaching in the classroom, link to the national curriculum and are an ideal starting point for promoting and developing observation, critical thinking, problem solving, questioning and empathising skills.  Each box includes a mixture of original and reproduction objects that are accompanied by support material including teachers’ notes.  

School loans box scheme
First World War loans box for schools and colleges

Child of War classroom session loans box

Schools and colleges can also hire a loans box where learners explore what it was like to be a child during the Second World War. 

During group work and investigative activities with real and replica objects, themes including rationing, evacuation and play are explored.  This box includes all the resources needed to deliver the session including a lesson plan, PowerPoint showing what life would have been like for children in Cornwall during the war and teachers’ notes.

 “The resources accompanied with the session plan made everything so easy to run and helped to bring the topic to life. In the current climate with it being difficult to get children out on school trips, this was a superb way of bringing the trip to the children. I’d recommend this to other teachers as having the session plan with the activity resources saves so much time.”  KS2 Bodmin teacher

To find out more about our loans box scheme for your school, contact Jo Keenan at