Christmas Boxes of Delight: The Big Give campaign

Help us raise £5,000 - with every £1 you donated doubled

This Christmas we are aiming to raise £5,000 to supply Newcastle schools who need it most with one year’s access to Boxes of Delight learning resources. Watch this short film to see how they can enrich children's lives. 

Every £1 you donate will be doubled thanks to The Big Give online campaign, who are pledging match funding from 12pm (noon) on 1 December to 12pm (noon) on 8 December.

An estimated 60,000 children have missed out on life enhancing school museum visits as a result of the current pandemic; the Boxes of Delight loans programme enables teachers to bring the museum into the classroom of the schools who need it most. 

Donate here from 12pm on 1 December to 12pm on 8 December

What teachers say about the Boxes of Delight

"The Boxes of Delight bring history alive to our pupils. They allow children to understand how events took place such as the Secret Bunker activity box - this was such a success with the pupils as they really understood how battle strategies worked. They have enjoyed discussing artefacts and comparing them to what we use today and understanding how life has changed over time. I believe the boxes give children a real insight to history and what life was like during the time period they are studying". 

"As a school we always have a yearly subscription to the boxes of delight – we wouldn’t be without them."

"The Boxes of Delight give the children lots of “hands on” experience with genuine artefacts.  The children in my class love exploring the Victorian toys when investigating old-fashioned toys."