The Abingdon Science Partnership has a number of STEM-related equipment boxes available to loan to schools for free. Each box will include: the resources, a suggested plan or set of instructions, an associated risk assessment, and a kit list. More information about and photos of the contents of the boxes can be found on these pages:
- CREST Star Investigator activity boxes
- General STEM equipment boxes (coming soon)
COVID-19 protocol: following guidance from CLEAPSS the boxes and equipment will be quarantined for 72 hours before being available for delivery/collection. It is the responsibility of schools to follow their own protocols on COVID-safe use of equipment.
You can choose to book a box for 2 weeks, a half term, or a full term, or you can request to book them longer if needed – we can’t guarantee this but we’ll try! If possible, we would be grateful if you could collect and drop boxes off at Faringdon Lodge on weekdays any time between 8:00 and 18:00 (OX14 1BQ; directions available at the bottom of this page). If that is not possible please let us know via the booking form and we will endeavour to make alternative arrangements. Please note that parking in the Faringdon Lodge Coach Park is not possible between 16:00 and 17:30 due to the school buses.
To request an equipment box, please complete this form and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
If you have any questions or requests for equipment that isn’t listed, please do contact us. And please share any photos or feedback with us!