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Box education resources for schools

Children aged 7 to 11 years can look forward to a varied and inspiring range of indoor and outdoor activities linked to the Key Stage 2 curriculum subjects of art, music, geography, mathematics and more. 

Inspiring education resources that are free to use

Primary school teachers, Forest School leaders, Brownie leaders, Beavers/Cubs leaders and others are invited to make use of resources that are free to download and hire:

Playing in a box tree on Shirburn Hill

1. Activity sheets to plan indoor and outdoor classroom sessions.

2. Interesting images and key facts on Powerpoint slides to inspire and prompt children in the classroom.

3. Short films about Box Growing Wild; Box in the Garden (see clip below); Making Music with Box; Making Objects with Boxwood; Making Art with Boxwood. Use the activity sheets to link these films to learning activities and resources.

4. Set of physical objects to use for activities, including equipment to grow box cuttings, printing equipment, blocks of different timbers, boxwood decorative objects, laminated pictures.

Contact the Chilterns Conservation Board to arrange to hire a crate of resources for free (collection and return of materials must be arranged by the hirer and a deposit to cover damage and loss will be required). Call 01844 355500 or email office@chilternsaonb.org.

Free activity cards

Download the following activity cards which are in pdf format:

1A Box Tree Detectives 

1B Box and Biodiversity

1C My Box tree survey

1D Keeping records

2A Reproduction in Box

2B History of Box

3A Get creative with Box

3B Musical Box wood


Video: Growing Box in the Garden



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