Order a Parliament Loan Box

Order a Parliament Loan Box

About the loan box

Parliament's loan boxes are a free resource for schools. Develop classroom debates, introduce the concept of law making and support pupils' understanding of the democratic process through active learning.

A free teachers' resource book and poster, sent prior to your loan period, provides you with background information, activity ideas, lesson plans and step by step guides to enable your pupils to gain a real insight into the work of Parliament.

What's inside the box

  • House of Commons and House of Lords backdrop
  • Speaker's robe
  • Clerk's wig 
  • A Bill
  • Despatch Box
  • Mace 
  • Division bell

A visual version of the contents is available to download below.

How to order

The loan periods currently available are listed below - you can keep it for up to four weeks! 

Please fill in the application form to apply.

  • 9 January - 6 February 2019

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

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



Debate Activity

Debate Activity

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What's in the Parliament loan box?

What's in the Parliament loan box?

docx file - 1.18 MB

Related teaching resources


Debating resource: Create the Debate