County RE Centre artefact collections for loan
Available on loan to subscribers of the RE Centre
These pages contain our artefact boxes available on loan to schools and the terms and conditions of loan. Where there is more than one box for a topic, the contents may vary slightly but should include:
- planning according to Living Difference III, the Agreed Syllabus for Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight
- artefacts relevant to the topic
- books – stories and information
- DVDs (where available) or advice on where to find classroom clips
In order to avoid disappointment, early booking is recommended, as some boxes are term-specific and get very booked up.
- Hiring artefact boxes
To order the artefact boxes, complete the online form below. Send us an internal trading document / purchase order to confirm your request within 10 working days or we will be unable to complete your order.
Hampshire County Council schools – Forward a copy of the completed online form to your finance officer who will need to send us an internal trading document. Email the internal trading document to email@example.com.
Artefact boxes may be provisionally reserved by telephone, email or online form. Provisional bookings from Hampshire schools must be confirmed by receipt of a completed IBC internal customer request within 10 working days. This transaction authorises payment on despatch of the box.
The hire charge of £22 for a three week loan (applicable to subscribers to the RE Centre) will be invoiced at the time of despatch to Hampshire schools by completion of the IBC internal customer request, raised by the school. IBC internal customer requests which include more than one booking will be charged in full when the first box is despatched.
For non-subscribing schools, the rate is £57 for a three-week loan.
Non-Hampshire local authority schools and academies will be issued with an external invoice.
Loans cancelled with less than 3 weeks' notice are charged at 50% loan fee plus £5 administration charge. Loans that are no longer required but have not been cancelled will be charged in full.
- Damaged and missing items
Check the contents list of the artefact box carefully on delivery and advise the RE Centre of any damaged or missing articles within 48 hours of receipt. We reserve the right to charge the school for replacement of any damaged or lost items.
The artefact box must be carefully packed, clearly addressed, sealed and returned via the school's courier collection service to arrive at the RE Centre by the date quoted on the booking letter included in the box. We must insist on prompt return or other borrowers will be inconvenienced. Additional charges will be levied for late return.
Many artefacts included in our boxes are fragile and irreplaceable. While we appreciate that normal wear and tear will take place in the handling of these items in a classroom situation, we ask that they are treated with respect, carefully handled and re-packaged appropriately for return using the courier service. We suggest sticking a Fragile: handle with care note on the box for its return journey. Box lids should always be taped down.
- Age suitability of topic boxes
Schools have indicated that is useful to have a wide range of material to choose from in our topic boxes. All our boxes are produced with resources for teaching Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
If you are in an infant or junior school, not all the contents will be age-appropriate.