Education Resources Service Update

Unfortunately, following the recent government announcement, the delivery of Spring Term topic and artefact boxes will be delayed. We are reviewing the service on a regular basis and will resume deliveries as soon as we are safely able to do so. If you have already requested loans but prefer not to take delivery until schools fully reopen please let us know using our contact us form. All loans will have been quarantined for 72 hours before we deliver them to you.

You can still contact us if you have any queries or are looking for library or book advice or recommendations.

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Books can help children talk about and understand their feelings. There are heaps of reading recommendations on the new mental health section of our website, from picture books to help you discuss tough topics to stories about grief:

Pic: Tom Percival

Borrow one of our Imagination Boxes - artefacts to fire the imagination. Use these historical and multicultural items as story starters or for inquiry based learning. Available to Suffolk/Essex schools ttps://


New artefact boxes on rainforests and knights/castles added to our collection. Available to schools in Essex, Southend, Thurrock and Suffolk.

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