have been around the world & down to the bottom
of the sea opening the treasure trove of boxes from
Starbeck, so many fascinating artefacts to inspire our
Samuel Whitbread Academy, Shefford
Oct 2020 / 413
is a fantastic service that we have now used on a number
Amanda Williamson, Stopsley High School, Luton
Dec 2004 / 067
excellent range of artefacts & material objects
- very stimulating to spend time perusing the approval
boxes. We appreciated the opportunity & will definitely
use the service again."
Jean Williams, Northfield Technology College,
Nov 2003 / 007
I am so impressed with Starbeck Educational Resources.
My approval boxes arrived quickly at school, & were
filled with fantastic, affordable artefacts. I will
using Starbeck again, to build up the resources for
my art & design dept."
Elizabeth Connell, Alameda Middle School, Bedford
Nov 2003 / 009
Hannah Beare, Crosfield School Reading
Oct 2018 / 379
selection, I wanted it all!!"
Ellen Dennett, Kingsclere Primary school, Newbury
Oct 2008 / 198
you so much for the wonderful resources that Starbeck
have provided us with. The art rooms will be filled
with inspiration now! Fantastic, quick & efficient
service & the pupils will definitely love having
a new range of resources to help them with their upcoming
Georgina Adby, Baylis Court School, Slough
Mar 2011 / 247
Starbeck company allows you to buy items you wouldn't
normally find in classrooms. Their resources are interesting
Emma Coffin, The Clere School, Newbury
Mar 2005 / 079
set up various tableaux as part of a 'Culture' project
for our AS Level students. The objects and artefacts
provided by Starbeck are crucial for pupil appreciation
of a wide range of art and crafts from different continents
around the world. The Introduction of the International
Baccalaureate for pupils post 16 in 2008 means that
Starbeck, with it's emphasis on celebrating internationalism
and fair trade, is an absolute asset for Art departments."
Laurence Hedges, Director of Art, Wellington
Sep 2007 / 167
a resource centre, we were delighted to find such a
flexible service as your approval boxes. The pieces
were reasonably priced & it made the task of setting
up artefact boxes for schools to borrow all the easier."
Mrs Ruth Norris, Windsor
great service, I wish we could afford to buy more!"
Adrian Wilson, St Bernard's Catholic Primary
Apr 2004 / 034
a wonderful resource. I wish we could have bought everything
you sent. It was difficult to select!"
Rachel Phillips, Briarfield Centre, Bristol
Jan 2005 / 073
was very impressed by the approval box service &
shall use you again. Very efficient."
Andrea Hazlehurst, The Castle School, Bristol
Nov 2003 / 001
box genuinely inspired interest & curiosity from
our reception class right through to year 6."
Adrian Willson, St Bernard's Catholic Primary
Nov 2003 / 012
you so much for this wonderful resource! The children
were fascinated to see things that they had been learning
about. We were very impressed with the high level of
service throughout & will definitely make use of
your resoucres again."
Emily Thomas, Priory Rise Primary School, Milton
May 2019 / 392
excellent range of products. Wish we could afford
more! A super stimuli."
Lucy Fricker, Royal Latin School, Buckingham
Apr 2004 / 039
fantastic & efficient service with brilliant resources.
We were so impressed with the wonderful selection of
high quality items that really brought the children's
learning to life. We will definitely be using Starbeck
again. Thank you."
Alice Morris, King's College School, Cambridge
Nov 2020 / 416
super resource. We used these in an Art lesson when
sketching sea creatures and shells for our bucket
& spades topic. We also used this in an RE lesson
when talking about the natural world & creation
(the uniqueness of creation). Examples of how other
teachers have used the resources would be great, even
activity sheets to use alongside would be great."
Carley Steward, The Peterborough School
May 2017 / 362
found the contents in the boxes wide-ranging & good
value for money. I particularly like the textiles featured
especially in the India box."
Glynis Geeson, Ely St John's School, Ely
Jan 2004 /
resources at prices a small group can afford."
Hilary Allen, New Road Playgroup, Over
June 2006 / 123
approval box system, it allows us to look in awe and
wonder at the resources before we get similar reactions
from the children!"
Emma Norman, Cinnamon Brow Primary School, Warrington
2020 / 409
idea - all staff agreed it was useful to see resources
before buying. Some artefacts gave us new ideas for
planning. We will be using this company again! Thank
Stephanie Christie, St Michael's Catholic Primary
replica artefacts we ordered from Starbeck are fantastic.
Great quality, service & price. I wish I could have
had more! Brilliant service, arrived when due, contents
fantastic. Thank you."
Larae Campbell, Delamere Primary School, Kelsall
love Starbeck. Everything about the company - their
service, the quality of the artefacts, the friendly
voice on the phone - everything is fab. The resources
enhance any department extending the students' learning
as they work with observational resources."
Michelle Longmore-Spillett, Whitby High School,
resources - just wish I had unlimited funds!"
Julie Crossley, Whitby High School, Ellesmere
Port Jun 2011 /
Clare Anderson, Blessed Thomas Holford College,
Sep 2004 / 058
resources that we received from Starbeck were absolutely
superb & these allowed us to give our GCSE students
a really flying start to their exams. The quality of
the masks & seashells was superb & the variety
was astonishing. I am sure we will get a great deal
of pleasure & use out of the resources for many
years to come."
Debra Inman, King's School, Macclesfield
Feb 2010 / 226
inspiring resources. A wonderful service which was easy
to use & also very professional & efficient!
We will definitely be using Starbeck again & we
have spread the word."
Mrs Tracy Bowden, St Wilfred's Primary School,
Mar 2007 / 151
efficient & easy to use service. Really good to
be able to see, touch & hear artefacts before purchasing
- especially important when working with pupils with
Susan Miles, Russett School, Northwich
Dec 2003 / 011
came early to Manley School! We all enjoyed opening
the boxes & the selection of artefacts was inspirational."
Lyn McNamara, Manley School, Cheshire
Dec 2003 / 013
are thoroughly impressed with the fast & efficient
delivery service. It was just like Christmas opening
our box of resources. The choice & selection of
resources sent for approval was fantastic & has
saved hours of work browsing through catalogues &
processing orders. A life saver - thank you!"
Mrs G Wild, Egglescliffe Primary School, Egglescliffe
May 2006 / 119
have been very impressed by the service in terms of
range & variety of resources & ease of use.
It is so much better to see what is on offer, than choose
Judith Stirk, Peases West Primary School, Crook
Jun 2005 / 094
excellent service, especially for schools away from
the large towns. We had a thoroughly brilliant time
looking through the box - like children at Christmas!
Liz Gill, Wearhead Primary School, Co Durham
May 2004 /
really lovely experience receiving a box of treasures.
We have enjoyed looking through & selecting"
Art Dept, Richard Lander School, Truro
Jan 2017 336
has given the pupils the opportunity to handle artefacts
and use their senses to advaance their learning experiences.
It has been a fatastic way to deliver learning across
the curriculum using artefacts in food tech, literacy,
DT etc. A great way to inspire imagination."
Francis Zielinski, Sandgate School, Kendal
Mar 2016 / 327
wealth of resources at competitive prices. A hidden
gem. More people need to know about Starbeck."
Francis Zielinski, Sandgate School, Kendal
Oct 2016 331
A wonderful selection of items. Thabk you for such a
Miss J Dollett, Beckstone Primary School, Harrington
Jan 2016 / 322
a fantastic box, a great mix of Indian items - have
recommended to everyone on the course; will definitely
Louise Robinson, Cumbria Primary Teacher Training,
Jan 2012 / 266
suggestions for improvement, but just wanted to say
a big 'thanks' for sending such a gorgeous selection
of resources to choose from!"
Claire, CDEC, Ambleside
Jul 2014 / 308
is an excellent service. I was able to view a variety
of fantastic resources, which were suitable for my topic.
I am very pleased with the quality of the resources
I have chosen and will be in touch again. Thank you!"
Foster, Vickerstown Primary School, Barrow
service & good quality resources at excellent prices.
Lisa Hill, Grasslot Infant School, Maryport
Oct 2006 /
service & always friendly & professional to
deal with. Fantastic resources & prizes that are
unsual & enthuse students. The go to company for
the more unsusual & exotic teaching resources."
Anna Green, Netherthorpe School, Staveley
May 2017 /
items I have taken are great, it's what our school needs.
Will be in contact with you for further goods, thanks.
Keep doing what you are doing."
Zareena Mahmood, Holbrook School for Autism
Feb 2015 / 314
efficient service with amazing artefacts at super prices."
Liz Greenwood, Rosliston Primary School, Swadlincote
Jul 2015 /
I could have spent more!"
Jill Harnden, Albert Village Primary School,
Jun 2009 / 211
fantastic service - prompt & personal."
Jackie Littlechild, Brimington Junior School,
Dec 2011 / 264
resources! Would've taken me hours to get what I wanted
individually. A great time saver that it's all in once
place! And good value too."
Katie Dennis, Brimington Manor Infant School,
Dec 2011 / 262
what a beautiful collection of drapes & materials.
I have had several different approval boxes & have
never been disappointed. It's always like opening a
box of treasures!"
Emma Goodall, Children First Nursery, Chesterfield
Sep 2011 / 256
fabulous & unique service. Unbeatable in terms
of quality & diversity. We will be using you again!"
Louise Hilland, Derby Museum & Art Gallery
May 2007 / 157
fantastic service & artefacts. Peter, you are a
delight to speak to on the phone; it can make a teacher's
day a lot more enjoyable. Would recommend for a stress
free service! "
Hannah Willard, Watcombe Primary School, Torquay
communication & service."
Jenny Maddison, Landscore Primary School, Crediton
Nov 2020 /
service with great products. Thank you."
Sandra Elson, Queen Elizabeth School, Crediton
Oct 2017 / 365
to be able to look at & choose objects!"
Julia Mansfield, Knowles Hill School, Newton
Mar 2007 / 152
Sarah Bradley, Newton Ferrers CE School, Plymouth
Jan 2008 / 174
have enabled us to bring the world into the classroom.
Our theme & cultural weeks wouldn't be the same
Mandy Stokes, Kelly College, Tavistock
Feb 2007 / 147
service is fantastic & we will continue to use it.
We wish we'd known about you before."
Keely Reed, St James School, Exeter
March 2006 / 116
took steely discipline not to purchase everything! It
was a total delight."
Pat Schlechter, West End Children's Unit, Hull
Dec 2005 / 108
you so much for your prompt delivery. Great quality
of items too."
Helen Caplin, Snaith Primary School, Goole
service - I discussed our requirements over the phone
with Peter & arranged for the boxes to be delivered
within 2 days. It took considerably longer to go through
the topic boxes to decide on the items we would like
to keep! Some lovely artefacts for the children to examine
Kerry Beere, Oakwood Infant School, Clacton
Nov 2017 / 369
great service & super products, will definitely
use Starbeck again."
Esther Betterton, East Bergholt High School,
Jun 2015 / 316
service! Recommend to everyone I know!"
Kerry Jones, Cecil Jones College, Southend
Oct 2013 / 297
ease free service, a great variety of choice. Will use
Michelle Steel, Eastwood Academy, Leigh on Sea
Dec 2012 / 282
service & an excellent selection of artifacts. Would
definitely recommend their service!"
Kerry Marcuccilli, Beam Primary School, Dagenham
Jun 2013 / 291
now have bright well-stocked RE resources which should
generate 'awe & wonder'."
Janet Matthews, William Martin Junior School,
May 2012 / 270
for a great service, really interesting selection of
A Leman, Southend High School for Girls
Dec 2012 / 279
excellent service, I would happily recommend the web
site & efficient service to all colleagues. A wonderful
selection of multicultural artefacts & drapes."
Ursula Murphy, St Ursula's Catholic Junior School,
Feb 2011 / 244
much variety giving an insight into different cultures
for adults & children alike. Quality authentic goods
at a very reasonable price."
Helen Kelly, Little Thurrock Primary School,
Mar 2011 / 251
service not only in idea but in ease of process &
ordering. Will certainly be using Starbeck again."
Natalie Beaumont, Great Dunmow Primary School,
Jan 2009 / 202
Emma Bloomfield, Westcliffe on Sea
Jun 2009 / 212
Jenny Carlton, Great Baddow High School, Chelmsford
Sep 2008 / 190
an easy way to sort out good teaching resources for
Helen Thomas, Southend High School for Girls
Oct 2008 / 194
selection of instruments sent on approval. We'd love
them all if the music budget was larger! Very efficient
service - great idea."
Julie Bull, Milldene Primary School, Tiptree
June 2006 / 126
service is fine. Nice things & efficient, certainly
friendly & helpful."
Mike Webster, Anglo-European School, Ingatestone
Jul 2007 / 162
packed! Exciting! Inspiring! An excellent service!"
Peter Watson, Manningtree High School, Colchester
Nov 2005 / 104
very impressed with items - a very useful resource."
Langtons Infants School, Hornchurch Junior School
Jul 2004 /
super service. Friendly & helpful. Thanks."
David Rees, St Cedd's Primary School, Southminster
Nov 2003 / 008
has been a very quick & efficient way of selecting
resources that are matched to both our needs &
Abbi Evans, Grove Junior School, Nailsea
Dec 2004 / 070
have had several boxes from Starbeck & they have
always engaged our children in their learning particularly
as we teach in a cross-curricular way. Our latest Saxon
box was the usual high standard & we loved artefacts
such as the doll, drinking horn & helmet. Thank
Rachael Modaley, Oakridge Parochial School,
May 2018 / 375
brilliant range of natural objects suitable for everyone
to draw. Plentiful & inspiring collection of masks
with lots of textures & colours, fascinating! Thank
you so much."
Ursula Westwood, Bredon School, Tewkesbury
Oct 2017 /
box! We loved the totem pole, teepee scene & headdress
particularly. It supported the children in their learning
(writing) making their topic "tribes" more
Modaley, Oakridge Parochial School, Stroud
Oct 2018 /
am always impressed by the service Starbeck offers -
helpful, friendly & efficient, with a wealth of
Pauline Chidlaw, Stonehouse
Apr 2009 / 206
were delighted with the service & the contents of
the boxes & will certainly be using the service
Chris Bristow, Milton Manor Primary School,
Jul 2008 / 186
Austen O'Hanlon, Archway School, Stroud
Feb 2008 / 178
India approval box was full of amazing treasures. So
much inspiration for our Arts Week."
Mrs Anona Greening, Woodmancote Primary School,
Feb 2008 / 179
a super service - a great selection that will help our
K A Tutty, Bluecoat School, Wootton-under-Edge
May 2006 / 115
resources. So many objects to look at & choose from.
The pupils had great fun creating artwork inspired by
the insects & sea creatures. Thnak you."
Nicola Heesom, Cove School, Farnborough
Dec 2019 / 403
you to Peter for coming down & for sending the approval
boxes. A great personal service & much appreciated.
Look forward to your next visit."
Mike Jones, Martial Rose Library, University
Dec 2019 / 401
box was excellent & inspired my year 8 students
to produce India inspired prints. Very friendly service
& much more cost effective than any other resource
box service I researched."
Juliette Wakeland, Churcher's College, Petersfield
Nov 2012 / 277
pleased with the ease of service & the excellent
range of resources. Students loved the brightly coloured
posters & textiles."
Maria Brigid-Ryan, Baycroft School, Fareham
Jun 2012 / 275
boxes were fantastic. A lovely visual resource for our
Nicola Powell, Cove School, Farnborough
Oct 2015 / 321
ease of ordering & speed of service was excellent.
The Christianity approval box arrived promptly &
as our new schools federation evolves you will be our
first choice for further orders."
Elsa Williams, Copythorne Infant School, Southampton
Feb 2012 / 268
collection, thank you."
C J Mackin, Amery Hill School, Alton
May 2012 / 271
think Starbeck are fantastic. The website is easy to
navigate & the service is superb. Thank you very
Imelda Simons, Shirley Infant School, Southampton
Jun 2010 / 234
a tantalising box of artefacts, it was very easy to
spend the £100 allowance, twice over! The products
were of excellent quality & are of riveting interest
to children from Reception to Year 6. They really illustrate
how necessity breeds invention."
Liz Kern, St John's Cathedral Catholic Primary
Jun 2010 / 235
Jayne Stillman, HIAS, Southampton
Oct 2010 / 239
brilliant. I can't thank you enough for your quick service
& for the lovely choice of artefacts. The staff
& children were delighted."
Imelda Simons, Shirley Infant School, Southampton
Jul 2007 / 163
service - thank you. Such a shame I couldn't afford
it all! I shall be in touch shortly to hopefully organise
a sale at our school"
Peter Beare, St Mark's Junior School, Southampton
Feb 2008 / 180
am using these products with 7 teachers who are going
to hold workshops with teachers across Hampshire."
Jayne Stillman, HIAS, Southampton
Nov 2006 / 135
priced items. Efficient, friendly service."
Georgina Mulhall, Solent Junior School, Portsmouth
May 2007 / 156
service. All objects intact & well presented &
labelled. Pleasing selection to view."
Jackie Michel, St Peter's Catholic Primary School,
March 2006 / 113
choice, you make it so easy to resource things which
are so hard to come by."
Katherine Burrows, Wildern Secondary School,
Jun 2005 / 091
fast efficient service with fantastic resources."
Michelle Comporte, King Copse Primary School,
Jun 2005 / 087
has been an invaluable resource for cultural based projects.
I recommend them to anyone."
Davina Bell, Southampton
Jun 2005 / 088
source of artefacts for children who would otherwise
have no first-hand experience of the wonders of the
Sarah Long, Flying Bull Primary School, Portsmouth
Jul 2004 /
excellent range of objects."
Liz Evans, Brookfield School, Southampton
Dec 2004 / 068
prompt service & great customer service. Would recommend
to anyone & have done so."
RE Dept, Portsmouth Grammar
Dec 2003 / 017
boxes are very colourful & give the buyers the opportunity
of choosing products from a good range of prices."
Mrs S Parker, Baycroft School, Stubbington
Jan 2004 / 025
you so much for the prompt service. Even with the school
Christmas holidays, you managed to send the insects
for us to use during the first week of term!!"
Donna Yandle, Bishop of Hereford Bluecoat School,
Jan 2014 / 300
you for the prompt service of sending the boxes. It
was good to have the time to look through with everyone
in the department."
Art Dept, Roundwood Park School, Harpenden
just received the two boxes I ordered yesterday, and
I'm delighted! I'd asked for natural materials that
would provide a good tactile experience for blind and
partially sighted people & the contents of the boxes
have been hand-picked to do just that. An amazing service
& superb value. I can't recommend you highly enough."
Roz Chalmers, Vocal Eyes, Watford
Dec 2012 / 281
am so pleased to have found this website. I have recommended
it to all of my colleagues & will definitely use
it again. The artefacts arrived in perfect condition
& were exactly what I needed. Thank you so much
Kirstie Middleditch, Sawbridgeworth
Dec 2009 / 221
with the wide variety of unusual resources you provide."
Emma Neville, Bishops Stortford College Junior
Apr 2004 / 040
quality, variety & price - love it! Love it! Love
Beverley Smith, St Luke's School, Redbourn
Jan 2009 / 201
products, It's so easy to contact Starbeck. I would
recommend using this service to teachers. I also really
commend the company for recycling the packaging as much
Mary FitzGerald, Bridgetown College, Co Wexford
Oct 2017 / 368
Spires Academy, Canterbury
Sep 2020 / 410
have built a strong relationship with the people at
Starbeck. They always go out of their way to provide
resources which are of a high standard."
T Brennan, Harris Academy Falconwood, Welling
2019 / 385
service - thank you for posting so quickly & for
sending items that we suggested. Really impressed with
this unique service. Will be using again! Thank you
Kathryn Turner, Folkestone School for Girls
Jun 2018 / 376
have been using Starbeck for the past 5 years &
your resources have improved the Art room immeasurably.
Thank you so much. You have enriched the lives of the
Sam Martindale, Northbourne Park School, Deal
Sep 2014 / 310
you! This is a great service with friendly staff. Opening
the box was like opening an Aladdin's cave! There are
lots of interesting artefacts for our Ancient Egyptian
topic. The class will enjoy having hands on experience."
Demelza Whatty, Granville School, Sevenoaks
2016 / 328
is a fantastic service allowing children to appreciate
other cultures. The artifacts are wonderful. I'm so
pleased I found out about you."
Sam Martindale, Northbourne Park School, Deal
Sep 2011 / 257
is the highlight of the year for me. The artefacts are
wonderful & the pupils love to see the new displays.
A wonderful resource. Thank you."
Sam Martindale, Northbourne Park School, Deal
Oct 2012 / 294
we opened the box we were so excited to see such an
authentic & colorful range of artefacts. Thank you
for being so accommodating, we really appreciate it
& we are looking forward to when we are next fortunate
enough to make our next order."
Siobhan Lovelock, Wrotham School, Tonbridge
Feb 2010 / 224
Excellent range of first hand stimuli! An easy &
Siobhan Campbell, Dartford Girl's Grammar
Oct 2009 / 217
resources, efficient & friendly service, as always!"
Moira Lucas, Tonbridge
Sep 2009 / 216
absolutely love the huge range of materials, the quality
of the products & all of it comes with a smile &
a great professional body! If you need extra helpers
to collect shells from foreign beaches - we'd help!!
Peter, Stewart & everyone involved - thank you so
much! Our art department has risen from the ashes of
photocopies & we are now flying on all cylinders.
Our pupils have been inspired by your products! Thank
you just doesn't cover it!
Andrea Bovee, Marsh Academy, New Romney
Oct 2008 / 197
exciting boxes - great stimuli for a wealth of uses!
Prompt delivery & easy to arrange collection. I
would definitely recommend!"
Karen Lawrence, Thurnham Infant School, Maidstone
Oct 2010 / 240
service, great goods!"
Naomi Ali, Brenzett CE School, Romney Marsh
Jun 2009 / 210
quality products. Efficient & easy to use service.
Would recommend & use again."
Yvonne Meredith, St Nicholas School, Canterbury
Jul 2007 / 161
resources are brilliant & have really enriched our
Siobhan Campbell, Dartford Grammar School
Jul 2008 / 188
excellent service, very helpful & lovely products."
Catherine Wickham, Hunton Primary School, Maidstone
Apr 2007 / 155
excellent efficient service with excellent resources."
Siobhan Campbell, Dartford Grammar School
Jul 2007 / 160
rich resources. They played a valuable starting point
in our Africa themed week."
Miss S Campbell, Dartford Grammar School
July 2006 / 128
your prompt service. Opening your boxes is always so
Aly Ward, Hawkinge Primary School, Folkestone
Mar 2007 / 154
provides an excellent service - allowing quick, easy
& affordable access to quality resources for all
k/stages & exam groups."
Mr E Joyce, Langley Park School for Girls, Beckenham
Jun 2005 / 089
treasures of Starbeck put a little bit of sparkle into
a damp November day."
Helen Beck, Knockhall Primary School, Greenhithe
Nov 2005 / 105
have used Starbeck for 8 years & have stocked 3
different schools with a variety of artefacts from African
masks to Hindu wedding outfits. The children love touching
the items & Ofsted love the diversity of cultural
artefacts. All areas of the curriculum can benefit from
Heather Lazzeri, Gordon Infant School, Rochester
Nov 2003 / 002
simple efficient service, Just what a busy art &
design co-ordinator needs ! Being able to inspect the
actual artefacts has been a real bonus. I look forward
to adding to our multicultural artefacts annually."
Mrs F Laurie, Birkbeck Primary School, Sidcup
Dec 2003 / 015
service! Amazing resources! Great value for money! The
best cultural resources for Art / Textile / Technology
/ Music / RE departments."
Mrs J White, Tauheedul Islamic Girls' School,
May 2012 / 273
Service. Beautiful products. Would love more Japanese."
Art Dept, Royton & Crompton School, Oldham
Jan 2015 / 313
again for a brilliant, quality service."
Natalie Clarke, Bluecoat School, Oldham
Dec 2008 / 200
super range of resources."
Katherine Smith, St James Lanehead Primary School,
Mar 2010 / 230
wish I had heard about this site years ago. What a fantastic
resource. Excellent artefacts & surprisingly fast
delivery. We can't wait to teach world religions this
Mrs Carol Gregson, St Mary's Catholic College,
service! So much choice from a selection of quality
resources that are normally impossible to source."
Natalie Clark, Bluecoats School, Oldham
Sep 2008 / 191
really liked the chance to choose bits & pieces
that we felt we needed."
Helen Faganm Abbey Mead Primary School, Leicester
Dec 2019 / 402
is a fantastic service for anyone who wishes to provide
an excellent education foryoung people. As an art teacher,
many lessons are presented on a power point slide. This
service is a brilliant way to get students engaged &
get them experiencing objects first hand instead of
through a screen."
Mary Bridgood, Leicester
Mar 2014 / 301
you very much for delivering the approval box in time.
Service was excellent."
Bhanu Patel, Rushey Mead primary School, Leicester
Dec 2010 / 241
service & good quality artefacts."
Mary Bryceland, Multicultural Resource Centre,
Dec 2003 / 020
selection, something to suit all abilities."
Debby Orange, Ash Field School, Leicester
Dec 2006 / 140
you for sending us the Aboriginal Art approval box.
It was exciting to unpack & look at the colourful
range of objects. They have proved to be very popular
with the students."
Colleen Shaw, Hereford Technology School, Grimsby
Sep 2006 / 130
What a great experience for our pupils! Thank you!."
Chelsea Sandbrook, Manor Leas Junior Academy,
Feb 2019 / 387
a fantastic range of items, we were hard pressed to
choose which to keep & which to return."
Colleen Shaw, Hereford Technology College, Grimsby
Mar 2008 / 182
boxes were fantastic, so many interesting items which
enhanced my teaching!"
Sarah Monahan, Ingham Primary School, Lincoln
Mar 2004 / 031
were thrilled with the contents of the China box. Far
exceeded our expectations - & so quick."
Mrs B Orr, Broughton Infant School, Brigg
Feb 2005 / 074
service across the board from Starbeck. Such an incredible
range of artefacts to suplement any primary history
curriculum - would definitely recommend to all schools
in creating an immersive curriculum."
Krisan, Solebay Primary Academy, London E1
excellent resource. Thnak you!"
Joanna Scott, St Olave's Prep School, London
Feb 2018 / 373
service, super speedy, takes all of the hard work out
of finding resources."
Kyla Smith, Oaklands Primary School, Biggin
Mar 2017 /
St Mary's CE Primary School, Hornsey N8
Oct 2017 /
it be possible to receive a little bit of information
what the objects are & their purpose? Very impressed
with the wide range of objects. Lovely quality &
very good value."
Nora Thurkle, Kilmorie Primary School, London
Jann 2017 338
(We're working on it and want to
do this asap when time allows.)
service! Super friendly staff, very quick turn around,
high quality artefacts. we will definitely be using
this company again & we will be recommending to
Sarah Cropper, Dulverton Primary School, London
resources as usual. Authentic artefacts delivered quickly,
with a simple sale or return system. Thank you."
Michelle Hector, Lathom Junior School, London
amazing! We ordered the Victorian approval box. Super,
speedy delivery! Quick & easy to order & return.
Friendly & helpful staff. Fabulous artefacts! Will
definitely use again."
Danielle Reekie, Bandon Hill Primary School,
Oct 2014 / 312
high quality resources - friendly service & very
efficient - will be buying more!"
Emma Powell, St Mary's Primary School, Putney
Jul 2012 / 293
fabric, lovely to have a look at such a wide choice
& be able to choose."
S Warne, Essex Primary School, London
Jan 2013 / 283
love the approval box. We think it's a fantastic idea
which is equally matched by the service. Masks play
a huge part in our GCSE curriculum so in the future
we will be looking to improve our inventory further,
hopefully with masks of a wider variety of shapes if
that is in any way possible?*"
Tom Day, Sacred Heart High School, Wealdstone
Mar 2013 / 288
on the case!
artefacts were of a really high quality & will make
a massive difference to the art work the children produce.
They are so visually stimulating, it will really help
to develop their observational skills & will ensure
progression in drawing, painting, sculpture & print-making."
Rosemary Bignell, Art Consultant, London
Dec 2011 / 265
Service was amazingly simple & efficient with a
dazzling array of inspirational resources."
Justine Skinner, North London Collegiate Junior
Sep 2011 / 259
the approval box service - so nice to have a selection
to choose from. What a great idea."
Elaine Standish, Education Dept, National Maritime
Aug 2011 / 255
products & service. The kids & staff all love
them. Thank you for bringing our art lesson alive!"
Lisa Moore, Lee Manor Primary School, London
Mar 2011 / 250
service & a great way of finding resource materials
efficiently & effectively."
Glenn Smart, Dulwich College Prep School, London
Sep 2010 / 237
were so excited about the approval boxes. It's been
exactly right for us. I have recommended it to other
schools. It's really perfect to get to select the objects
from what's in front of you rather than selecting from
a web site."
Art Dept, Eltham College, London SE9
Oct 2007 / 171
needed items for a floor sculpture & the approval
box you sent was perfect & great value."
Elizabeth Crane, Marion Richardson Primary School,
May 2009 / 207
good selection for drawing & 3D work."
Elspeth Law, Foresthill School, London SE23
Jan 2009 / 203
was absolutely amazed at the range & quantity. My
colleagues were delighted & thought Christmas had
come again. If all goes well, we'll be buying some more."
Anthony Yarwood, Ellen Wilkinson Primary School, London
Jan 2007 / 144
boxes sent contained such an interesting mix of items.
We thoroughly enjoyed looking through & choosing
what we needed. A super efficient service, we will definitely
be trying new boxes next term!"
Marijke Fletcher, Hither Green Primary School,
London Mar 2007 /
service, huge selection of products."
Paul Morrow, College Park School, London W2
Jan 2006 / 112
wish I had the budget to keep all of it! Hopefully I
will be able to order more things from you in the future
years. A beautiful collection of objects & artefacts."
Mrs Nina Wheatle, Holy Trinity Primary School,
May 2006 / 117
David Mumby, Latymer Upper School, London W6
Jul 2005 / 096
really exciting when the box arrives & the children
help open it & unwrap the objects!"
Ursula Prosser, N Westminster School, London
Jun 2005 / 085
range of inspiring resources & artefacts that prompted
lots of interest."
Kate Evans, Advice & Inspection, London
Borough of Sutton
Dec 2005 / 107
is a brilliant idea. I wish I could have bought more,
I will recommend it to other schools. It is so easy
Rebecca Tilley, Oaktree School, London N14
Apr 2005 / 082
materials & artefacts Peter identified for us have
made a tremendous contribution to our production of
Macbeth. Not only was the help I received with my ideas
friendly & helpful, the awareness & creativity
with which those ideas were extended in new directions
was invaluable: worth much more than a credit in the
Jim Reynolds, Preston Manor High School, Wembley
Jun 2005 / 093
- it was wonderful. It was like Christmas."
Rachel Josebury, Carterhatch Infant School,
May 2004 / 045
professional, very prompt & really good quality
artefacts. I like the fact you recycle the packaging
too, I'll definitely pass your information on to colleagues."
Amber Cole, Goldbeater's Primary School, Edgware
Jul 2004 /
box was full of the most wonderful things and I would
have loved to have bought everything."
Lyndsey Bell, William of York Primary School,
Apr 2004 / 037
selection, you make it so easy to choose resources."
Nicky Delamore, Waverley School, Enfield
Feb 2004 / 029
gives a good service with really attractive & interesting
Gill Norris, Gordonbrook School, London SE4
Jul 2004 / 052
broad range of high quality artefacts & objects
from different cultures. A cry of delight went up from
the teachers when they saw them. The quality of the
stimulus affects the quality of the art work produced.
As an art adviser I recommend schools to use them to
support their art & design schemes of work."
Rosemary Bignell, Art Consultant, London
Dec 2003 / 021
helpful service - prompt, efficient delivery &
pick-up. Great resources!"
Alison Jenkins, South Grove Primary School,
Jan 2004 / 023
loved the resources, particularly being able to buy
& keep the artefacts."
Tracy Swift, Winstanley Primary School, Wigan
May 2019 / 389
fantastic service. We will definitely use this service
again to build up our resources for History & Geography.."
Geraldine Pilling, St Cuthbert's Primary School,
2020 / 397
time we have used this service - fantastic. Prompt arrival
of box, great selection, good price, easy return service.
We'll be using you again."
Emily de Vere, Withington Girls' School, Manchester
Sep 2011 / 258
a fantastic service! You have saved me hours of precious
time searching for artefacts. Thank you so much."
Helena Whipp, St Bede's Prep School, Manchester
Jan 2016 / 324
resources! Amazing service! Amazing learning! Would
recommend to everyone."
Alison Mackin, St Michael & All Angel Primary
Jan 2020 / 398
artefacts yet again! Thank you Peter for a wonderful
Hilary McCann, Arnot St Mary Primary School,
Jan 2020 / 399
artefacts. I would have bought more if the budget was
A Wignall, Monksdown Primary School, Liverpool
Dec 2012 / 278
excellent service! The items we have ordered are making
a huge difference to our curriculum."
Dave Catt, Halewood Primary School, Liverpool
Sep 2018 / 377
are so impressed with the efficient & helpful service
at Starbeck. The range of artefacts is wonderful &
will help make our learning environment exciting &
Woolton Primary School, Liverpool
Jul 2012 / 276
were of good quality & excellent value for money."
Mrs Eileen Guy, Much Woolton Catholic Primary
Nov 2007 / 173
Brenda Muller, Excellence in Liverpool Teacher
Dec 2003 / 018
a fantastic resource box. Friendly, knowledgeable &
Steven Dixon, Cherryfield Primary School, Kirkby
Nov 2006 / 136
range of artefacts & very prompt service."
W A Tebbutt, Lyng Primary School, Norwich
2006 / 118
Service, saved lots of time, great resources. We really
enjoyed going through our boxes & feel that the
otems we have selected for our pupils will inspire some
great work & support their ideas. We are looking
to host a sale day in the next academic year in our
new Academy building."
Geraldine Guilfoyle, Thetford Academy
Mar 2013 / 287
resources delivered very promptly - an excellent service!"
Simon Wright, Neatherd School, Dereham
March 2006 / 111
Scott Stuart, Charles Burrell High School,
Jun 2004 / 046
fabulous set of artefacts. Great that you can choose
individual items to purchase. We really value this as
a small rural primary with a limited budget, thanks.
Will definitley use again. Great service & communication
Mrs Catherine Jones, Francysyllte Primary School,
Sep 2019 / 393
excellent service, boxes are interesting & well
packaged. They arrived promptly - just wish my budget
Susan Ison, Risedale School, Catterick Garrison
May 2010 / 233
is an amazing service. I am really pleased with the
box & the items are fantastic. This box enhanced
learning of South America so much. The next best thing
to taking my whole class!"
Rebecca Maiden, Meadowside Primary School, Knaresborough.
Sep 2013 / 295
things - many thanks. Excellent service."
Susan Ison, Risedale Community College, Catterick
Oct 2008 / 195
resources & very helpful staff."
Kate McEvoy, St Peter's Brafferton Primary School,
Nov 2009 / 219
you for this impressive service! Our children have really
enjoyed, feeling, wearing, banging, playing & discussing
all the artefacts in the 2 boxes we have had. Your items
have greatly added to our themes. We only wished we
had ordered more."
Wendy Thickett, The Grange Partnership, Harrogate
Aug 2007 / 166
resources - very useful & informative."
Emily Kay, Kirkby & Great Broughton Primary
May 2008 / 183
- the students were really excited & even wanted
to buy some themselves."
Kath Mackenzie, Bedale High School
Feb 2005 / 075
great learning experience for the whole school."
Helen Fletcher, St Joseph's Catholic Primary
Jun 2005 / 092
excellent range of unusual artefacts at very affordable
Emily Warren, Kirkby & Great Broughton Primary
Nov 2003 / 006
a fantastic Service - I ordered the Jewish box after
5pm Monday - it was here before school ended on Tuesday!
The quality & price of the resources is excellent."
Caroline Crummack, Oatlands Infant School, Harrogate
May 2004 / 043
wonderful resource that really helped to bring the topic
to life and improve children's discussion and understanding.
It was like discovering treasure!"
Eliazbeth Broderick, Dunchurch Junior School,
Oct 2020 / 411
Kings Heath Primary Academy, Northampton
Jul 2014 / 304
Service. One telephone call, the boxes arrived as promised,
& were excellent quality. Well packaged. Ordering
system easy to use. Lovely variety of artefacts."
Alison Buckley, Northants Co Council, Learning
Achievement & School Improvement
May 2009 / 208
great selection of items and plenty of time to consider
what to spend limited budgets on. A marvelous service."
James Bradley, Seaview Primary School, Ballymena
Mar 2004 / 032
objects will make a great addition to our pre-history
workshop kit & our loans box service here at Northumberland
Rachel Baron, The Sill, Hexham
May 2019 / 391
service, fast, friendly delivery & Brilliant
resources - will use you again."
D Worrall, New Delaval First School, Blyth
Oct 2006 / 131
wonderful service - fantastic goods at great prices."
Tuxford Primary Academy, Newark
Oct 2020 / 408
was like Christmas had come early as we excitedly unwrapped
the treasures in our 2 approval boxes! A very prompt
delivery to school & we are really looking forward
to using the artefacts to do some real hands on history
with our children."
Maria Lowndes, Robert Shaw Primary School, Nottingham
Dec 2016 335
impressed, super fast delivery & lots of lovely
items, just like Christmas! May not be possible, but
I could have done with some smaller cheaper pottery
sculptures. Thank you for such an impressive service...will
Anna Morrow, Trent College, Nottingham
Nov 2013 / 299
excellent service - so easy to use & very convenient."
Tanya Goldsmith, Magnus CE School, Newark
Feb 2013 / 285
was extremely impressed with the fast response I had
when I requested an approval box. The quality &
range of resources are excellent."
Nadine Lacey, Norbridge Primary School, Worksop
Mar 2010 / 227
boxes were great fun to look through & I'm sure
our children will love the artefacts we have kept."
Julie Brookes, Milford Primary School, Nottingham
Jun 2004 / 048
Vicky Lees, West Kidlington Primary School,
Jun 2016 329
We'll def be back for more."
Lucy Harris, Allotts School, Henley on Thames
Feb 2011 / 246
found the resources really good & inspiring for
Rebecca Mann, Windale Primary School, Oxford
Oct 2006 / 133
great service, it has been invaluable during our International
weeks & for cross curricular work. Such a variety
of good artefacts available."
Tina Christie, Southwold School, Bicester
Apr 2004 / 035
range at incredible prices. We'll use again."
Ian Cleary, Harcourt Arboretum, Oxford
Dec 2005 / 110
are amazed by the fantastic friendly service given by
Peter & his team. The resources are of high quality
& the system of selecting before you purchase is
a great way to tailor the resources to your school's
Stephanie Rowett, Hanwell Fields School, Banbury
Jun 2016 / 331
you very much for the African, Islamic & Moroccan
artefacts. They have been in constant use, in conjunction
with an African culture week & later with a visit
from a Ugandan artist to do a 3 day workshop here. The
masks have been a real source of inspiration. We shall
be using your services again!"
Lavinia Kilsby, Manor Prep School, Abingdon
Dec 2003 / 019
Andrew Hopps, Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen
Sep 2012 / 290
items - looking forward to using them during our topic."
V Bircher, St Mary's RC Primary School, Bathgate
Sep 2013 / 296
think your service has been excellent! I only found
out about you by accident!"
Jodie Thompson, Thorntree Primary School, Glasgow
Mar 2007 / 148
of interesting & stimulating resources - great for
Scott Thomson, Carrongrange School Stenhousemuir
Mar 2007 / 153
else can you get such a variety of artefacts in a box
- without travelling the world?"
Julie Rush, Glasgow
July 2006 / 127
unusual & interesting selection of resources. Our
teachers enjoyed looking through the sample boxes &
found some super stimuli for their lessons. The range
of textiles was particularly popular. These will be
used to enhance classroom displays & to provide
excellent contexts for discussion & stimuli for
Ann Warren, Newhills Primary School, Aberdeen
Oct 2005 / 101
Tracy Stock, Tighnabruaich Primary School, Argyll
Sep 2015 / 318
am delighted with this service. I requested 4 approval
boxes - cultural & natural resources. The range
& quantity of materials that arrived was far greater
than I had expected. I would definitely use this again."
Pauline Cumming, Drummond High School, Edinburgh
Jan 2005 / 071
approval box was great ! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend
to other teachers. Friendly & efficient service,
affordable prices & delivery & collection of
artefacts free of charge was "the icing on the
Kay Chapman, East Lothian
Aug 2005 / 097
History coordinator, I had been struggling to find resources
to bring topics to life. Starbeck provides a great variety
of amazing resources which are sure to help our children's
writing & further understanding of the topic."
Simon White, Captain Webb Primary School, Telford
Jul 2020 / 406
& efficient service. Comprehensive range sent for
'sea' & 'natural' topics. Clear instructions for
returning goods - would definitely use Starbeck again
when I have more funds available."
Dave Farlow, Mary Webb School, Pontesbury
Jul 2009 / 213
service, it was Christmas in the Art Dept come early.
A wealth of resources - pity I didn't have a large capitation
as I wanted to buy everything."
Michelle Spillett, Grange School, Shrewsbury
Sep 2007 / 165
service. Boxes were here within the next day. Lots of
great inspiration for art & cross-curricular work."
Georgina Lees, St Matthew's Primary School,
May 2006 / 120
think the Starbeck's system is the simplest & most
enjoyable way of ordering resources."
Andrea Snow, Mount Gilbert School, Telford
June 2006 / 124
wish to express our thanks to you for such an excellent
service with the recent Indian Artefacts approval box
you sent to us. On a very tight budget we were able
to choose a wide range of artefacts to help us with
our teaching, especially during this years Arts week.
We look forward to using your approval box service again."
Tracy Haycocks, Oxon Primary School, Shrewsbury
May 2004 / 041
an amazing service ! Fantastic artefacts, such variety,
reasonable prices, very prompt delivery - we are absolutely
delighted ! We can't wait to use them with our kids."
Jenny O'Leary, Corbet School, Baschurch
Oct 2004 / 061
you for this fantastic service. I have told every art,
music, RE teacher I know !"
Gill Middlewick, Thomas Telford School, Telford
Nov 2003 / 004
variety of artefacts giving children a wonderful visual
Sarah Yates, Claverley Primary School
Jan 2004 / 027
many thanks for getting our 'Hazlegrove Harambee' fund
going with a fantastic selection of Kenyan artefacts.
I'm really impressed by your friendly service."
Sophie Farrell, Shepton Mallet
May 2012 / 272
wonderful range of artefacts, textiles & musical
instruments. The staff were in awe. A fantastic service
- please do not change anything, just keep doing what
you are doing. We found your service to be helpful &
Mrs Gail Matter, Milton Infant School, Weston-super-Mare
July 2006 / 12
Everything we needed to raise our art profile in school.
Fantastic inexpensive, exciting goodies that got the
staff room, governers & parents talking. The children
have been inspired by our new artefacts. Truly Magical.
Thank you for such a friendly service. WONDERFUL. Escapism
& exotic travel without needing my passport!"
Rachel Brotherton, Peasedown St John Primary
May 2006 / 122
able to touch the artefacts brought our study of an
Indian village to life."
Kate Barmby-King, St Andrew's Primary School,
Feb 2005 / 076
fantastic service, the artefacts are wonderful. The
children were very excited to have such interesting
things to look at."
Caroline Hider, St Saviour's Nursery & Infants
Sep 2008 / 192
lovely selection of artefacts. It was really good to
be able to look at them before buying, rather than have
to guess from a picture."
Clare Langford, Priorswood Primary School, Taunton
Nov 2003 /
quality artifacts at sensible prices & efficiently
Rev Edward Hulme, Bath
Mar 2005 / 080
variety of masks from around the world! We were like
children at Christmas unpacking the approval box."
John Taylor, Lewis Girls' School, Hengoed
Jul 2014 / 305
lovely service - a great way of showing the children
R Nelmes, Cwmdu CiW School, Crickhowell
Dec 2011 / 263
thanks - excellent service."
Joanna Coulson, Cardiff High School
Dec 2009 / 220
service & great range."
Jo Gold, Y Pant Comprehensive School, Rhondda
Oct 2013 / 298
an amazing variety of artefacts! Wow! So interesting
& very inspiring. A great selection sent to choose
from & free delivery & collection - such a brilliant
Joanna Coulson, Cardiff High School
Sep 2010 / 238
great selection of artefacts with reasonable prices.
An excellent delivery & collection service. The
children really enjoyed playing the new instruments."
Emma Whitney, Oaklands Primary School, Aberdare
Mar 2011 / 248
has been like Xmas for a couple of days!"
Rebecca Woodward, Meadow Lane Primary School,
Mar 2005 / 081
excellent excellent ! What a brilliant service. It's
my first year as an art teacher & I'm sure these
amazing resources will prove invaluable. I will definitely
be bending my head of department's ear to order a lot
Sarah Deasy, Caerleon Comprehensive School,
Aug 2005 / 100
Jo Gold, Y Pant Comprehensive School, Rhondda
Nov 2005 / 106
excellent service. I found this system easy to use,
a good range of artefacts were sent & the prices
were reasonable. I would definitely recommend this service
to any other teacher."
Helen Bishop, St Woolos Primary School, Newport
Jun 2004 / 047
excellent service, well recommended."
Jo Gold, Y Pant Comprehensive School, Rhondda
Sep 2004 /
fabulous service & variety of objects, Sadly, we
don't have the money to buy everything, buut I will
be back in touch. I'll be spreading the word of your
Lucy Potts, Prince Edward Primary School, Sheffield
Jun 2014 / 302
thought the resources were great. There were a couple
of items in the boxes that were not listed so that was
a bit confusing."
Sue Benson, Loxley Primary School, Sheffield
Jul 2014 / 303
is the first time that we have used Starbeck Educational
Resources & thank goodness we found you! Excellent
resources, excellent service!"
Emma Goodall, Children 1st, Sheffield
May 2010 / 231
service is fantastic!"
Charlotte Guise-Smith, Kingstone School, Barnsley
Jun 2012 / 274
you for such a great variety of Judaism artefacts. It
will greatly improve our teaching & give our children
real hands on experience of artefacts they would otherwise
never handle or only see on a dvd."
Steven Fidler, St Joseph's RC School, Sheffield
Sep 2007 / 164
have found Starbeck Educational Resources to be a friendly
& efficient company, supplying an excellent range
of resources at a reasonable price."
Andrea Garfitt, Meadowhall Junior School, Rotherham
Dec 2005 / 109
value & excellent service!"
Frances Walsh, Swinton Brookfield Primary
Jun 2009 / 209
items, very impressed & reasonably priced. Quick
delivery & collection."
Mrs Reekie, Tankersley St Peter's Primary School,
service, thanks so much for your patience with our lack
of organisation. Will be in touch to buy more resources
Rachel Hunt, St Luke's Primary School, Cannock
Jul 2019 / 390
absolutely fantastic service that schools do not know
enough about - everyone I have told has been amazed!
You are a great service, especially for schools like
mine (larger than average, poor area). Fantastic objects
for children to investigate!"
Hayley Goodwin, Sutherlands Primary School,
Stoke on Trent
May 2018 / 374
amazing artefacts that truly brought the topic to life
for the students! Thank you so much."
Fiona Canniffe, Sutherland Primary Academy,
Stoke on Trent
Jul 2017 / 364
Kate Tompkinson, Ravensmead Primary School,
Stoke on Trent
Dec 2011 / 261
resources, children really enjoyed using them as part
of Arts Week."
Melanie Goodall, Ravensmead Primary School,
Stoke on Trent
Feb 2011 / 245
superb service - hadn't had the sale or return service
before - but it was really useful for the whole dept.
to be able to pick & choose their own resources.
Jane Kay, Fair Oak College, Rugeley
Mar 2008 / 181
Woodcroft First School, Leek
Feb 2009 / 205
- I was really impressed by the quality & range
of artefacts available!"
Belinda Latimer, Sir Graham Balfour School,
Jan 2008 / 175
friendly welcoming service.You can speak to someone
directly - refreshing in the age of e-mail! The system
for approval is simple & means you do not buy anything
you have not seen & chosen."
Mrs Caroline Bebington, Westwood College, Leek
Jan 2008 / 177
brought the world into our school through Starbeck."
D J Law, St Luke's Primary School, Stoke on
Oct 2004 / 063
Amanda Wright, St Dominic's Priory School, Stone
Dec 2006 / 142
have been really impressed with how quickly Starbeck
sent us our approval box, which contained excellent
items that we know our pupils will enjoy learning
with. Fantastic service!"
Holly Burgess, Exning Primary School, Newmarket
Oct 2020 / 412
was helpful to be able to pick the artefacts most appropriate
for our school & return the ones not needed. "
Pipers Vale Primary Academy, Ipswich
Jun 2020 404
fantastic selection of good quality artefacts at very
reasonable prices. Super fast delivery - a service I
know I will be using again & again. Many thanks."
Kelly Head, Springfield Infant School, Ipswich
Dec 2016 332
you Peter - a truly wonderful service! Don't go to school
Claire Bolton, Old Buckenham Hall School, Ipswich
Oct 2007 / 172
love Starbeck! What a fantastic educational resource
- a real treasure trove. Whenever I need a bit of
inspiration for art projects - it is the first
place I look! Whether it is Aboriginal didgeridoos,
Native American Indian headdresses, giant seed pods,
fantastic African masks or beautiful sea shells, the
children's response to Starbeck's resources is incredible.
Thanks for all the inspiration you have given me for
over four years. Don't forget to look at their creepy-crawlies!"
Claire Bolton, Old Buckenham Hall School,
Sep 2009 / 215
great resource for busy teachers. Prompt & easy
to understand service. Will certainly use again."
Joy Chambers, Witnesham Primary School, Ipswich
Feb 2014 / 307
African masks, the children are producing lovely drawings
Juliet King, Old Buckenham Hall School, Ipswich
Feb 2009 / 204
am so thankful to have found this company; every teacher
needs to know about it! The customer service is excellent
& all of my queries were answered in a timely,
friendly manner. The quality of the resources in the
box is second to none & there was such a good
selection of products which are not easily sources
elsewhere. The fact that delivery & collection
is free is also absolutely fantastic. I will definitely
be using this company again & will be telling
all my colleagues to do the same."
Maxine Smy, Kenley Park Primary School, Whyteleafe
Sep 2019 / 394
great service. The team were amazing & easy to get
in touch with. All items were unique & interesting
& our children loved the overall experience."
Year 4 Team, Aerodrome Primary Academy, Croydon
Nov 2020 / 414
are so excited about the resources we purchased from
Starbeck. Our Humanities topics will certainly come
alive as the girls analyse each source. Thank you Peter!
Byron King, Surbiton Girls' School, Surbiton
Feb 2019 / 388
approval box service is a fantastic idea. It was great
to see the resources before buying & the whole process
was easy & hassle free! Will definitely use again
in the future, thank you!"
Madeline Storey, Kensington Avenue Primary School,
Jan 2017 337
box of recycled artefacts with speedy service."
Margaret Maunder, Carnleigh School, Cranleigh
Feb 2013 / 284
approval box arrived quickly & contained a wealth
of African resources. To be able to see before you buy
was very much appreciated & meant we could match
the resources to our planning. An excellent service
for busy teachers!"
Jill King, Frogmore Infant School, Camberley
Feb 2012 / 267
is always a pleasure & a joy to order from such
a wonderful organisation. My students always enthuse
about the artefacts."
M Bradley, Kings International College, Camberley
Nov 2011 / 260
think Starbeck is fantastic!! The boxes that get sent
are great & there is always stuff that we can purchase
& use for the nursery!"
Helen Giles, Teddie's Nursery, Godalming
Nov 2009 / 218
you for such an interesting approval box containing
things from the sea & natural items. There is so
much to choose from it has been difficult to decide
especially when you have a budget to keep to. Your approval
box service is an excellent idea & arrived when
expected. I shall certainly recommend your company to
my other playgroup colleagues."
Mrs D Williams, Horley Playgroup
Aug 2009 / 214
excellent service! Very prompt & high quality resources."
Sally Engledow, Weald Primary School, Dorking
Feb 2007 / 146
music box captivated the imaginations of our children
brilliantly. The range of instruments & the way
they had been made helped to entertain them for ages!
They then had to decide which ones to keep whilst working
to a budget they had been given - their faces were a
picture, but they did it! "
Dawn Smith, Action House After School Club,
Nov 2006 / 138
resources were a real inspiration for both the students
& teachers alike. If we had a larger budget we would
have purchased more than we did. Thanks for the use
& we will consider further resources in the future."
Miss Carole Connolly, Jubilee High School, Addlestone
Nov 2006 / 139
service, very convenient."
Lucy Wheeler, De Stafford College, Caterham
Apr 2005 / 084
lovely selection of good quality instruments at very
reasonable prices. Excellent service."
Mrs S Bonner, St Anne's Primary School, Banstead
Jun 2005 / 086
Kenyan artefacts help bring our topic to life. The children
enjoyed being able to handle original Kenyan crafts."
Mrs Viv Kyte, Manor House School, Leatherhead
June 2006 / 121
a first time customer I am delighted; user friendly
web site, easy instructions, prompt delivery & great
fun opening up the boxes when they arrived! A fantastic
service for all Arts & Humanities subject teachers."
Camilla Kirkpatrick, Bishopsgate School, Englefield
Mar 2005 / 077
useful service and having the boxes to peruse over for
a week is helpful when we can't find the time to look
Michelle South, Byfleet Primary School
Apr 2004 / 036
resource, thank you!"
Pat Bateman, Mytchett Primary School, Camberley
Jul 2004 / 051
amazing prompt service, with a fascinating wide selection
of items, not found anywhere else, such as in educational
catalogues etc. A unique service."
Jean Elkes, Noah's Ark Pre-school, Farnham
Jan 2004 / 024
are so impressed with your service, the second time
of using you. Fantastic, reasonably priced resources
that will bring topics to life."
Julie Davies, The Raleigh School, West Horsley
Mar 2004 / 033
& efficient service - thanks. It was like opening
a box of Christmas presents! Excellent quality instruments
& artefacts all at a good range of prices. I'll
definitely use Starbeck again - a great resource for
Judith Royle, Adviser, Surrey
Nov 2003 / 010
the natural & sea forms. Just keep doing the same!"
Janet Moncrieff, Nonsuch High School, Cheam
Dec 2003 / 014
source of textiles, masks etc. from other cultures.
Great for Art lessons & PSHE."
Adrienne Shields, Chalkhill Education Centre,
Mar 2012 / 269
service is excellent, there is nothing needed to improve,
because you have it all. Thank you."
Peacehaven Community School
Dec 2012 / 280
great selection of resources."
Ashington Primary School, Pulborough
Jan 2011 / 242
a great resource & such variety."
Ruth Kenny, Petersfield Infant School
Jul 2010 / 236
was a fantastic box of artefacts & the collection/delivery
service was very efficient!"
Cathy Offer, Hawthorns First School, Worthing
Mar 2010 / 228
excellent selection of resources. These artefacts will
be very motivating & inspire lots of cross-curricular
Judith James, Ashington Primary School, Pulborough
Feb 2011 / 243
an exciting collection of natural objects. I wish I
could kept all of them!"
Ali White, Hangleton Junior School, Hove
Sep 2008 / 189
Judith James, Laurels First School, Worthing
Feb 2010 / 225
has revolutionised the way our children can explore
a project through hands on access to beautiful resources
which they would otherwise not have had the chance to
Mrs Chrissie Sharp, Fishbourne Primary School,
Jun 2008 / 185
you so much for your efficient service! Staff &
children are inspired to sketch your lovely objects."
Jane Joshi, St Margaret's CE School, Rottingdean
Jun 2008 / 187
Melanie Clark, Windlesham House School, Pulborough
Jan 2007 / 145
disappointed! An excellent range of resources - always
Mrs Judith James, Laurels First School, Worthing
Nov 2006 / 137
the boxes was like having Christmas early ! An excellent
service for schools."
Jo Smith-Hashim, Oathill College, Haywards Heath
Nov 2004 / 064
is a very efficient service which provides a choice
of artefacts unavailable from most educational suppliers."
Rebecca Flanagan, Parkland Junior School, Eastbourne
Dec 2003 / 016
very convenient helpful service - I won't hesitate to
recommend you to my colleagues."
Claire McBride, Hawks Farm School, Hailsham
Feb 2004 / 030
variety - such fun to choose items. Lots of lovely ideas
for cross-curricular links and artefacts to stimulate
art & craft work. The approval box system is a great
new idea. I shall be using it again!"
Suzanne Nye, Patcham Junior School, Brighton
May 2005 / 083
is a great company, excellent choice, unique items &
great service - what more do you want!"
Sara Luke, Preston Hall Museum, Stockton on
Tees Oct 2008 / 193
& efficient service, interesting objects."
Joanne Cory, Norton School, Stockton
Mar 2007 / 149
excellent variety of genuine hand-crafted artefacts."
Emily Warren, Kirkby in Cleveland Primary School,
Jan 2004 / 028
wonderful resources that bring my art lessons to life.
Art is all about inspiration & these top quality
resources certainly do that. As Arnie said: "I'll
be back!" "
Paul Carney, Gosforth East Middle School, Gosforth
Dec 2009 / 223
quality items. They are certain to inspire our budding
Ben Haigh, Walbottle Campus, Newcastle upon
Nov 2015 / 320
service & stunning resources."
Una Mee, EMTRAS, Newcastle upon Tyne
Jun 2005 / 090
am writing to express our delight with the items supplied.
They were of such variety & relevance to our project
that we found it difficult to choose just a few &
have decided therefore to keep them all"
Lynda Paterson, Living History, Sunderland
Mar 2007 / 169
service. A great range of high quality artefacts. We
ordered a good range at a reasonable price."
Nicola Burton, St John Fisher Primary School,
Jul 2020 / 405
excellent service with fabulous resources at great prices.
Extremely excited about using them with the secondary
students in Art."
Holly Jones, Foxford School, Coventry
Sep 2014 / 309
delivery, good quality items."
Camp Hill Primary School, Nuneaton
Jan 2016 / 325
range, both in quality & price."
Suzette Gillman, Westwood School, Coventry
Jun 2007 / 159
very useful resource."
Louisa Morris, Warwick School
Oct 2004 / 062
would recommend the approval box service. Very helpful
to be able to select appropriate items."
K E Hewitt, King's High School for Girls, Warwick
Dec 2006 / 141
happy with the service received."
Amy Buck, Beaufort School, Birmingham
Jan 2020 / 400
pleased with the choice of objects & speed at which
they were delivered. Would definitley recommend."
Emma Lockey, Hall Green School, Birmingham
Feb 2020 / 396
would like to say thank you to all at Starbeck for the
absolutely phenomenal service! I cannot fault it in
any way! Please feel free to publish my comments, we
are promoting you to anyone & everyone!."
Elizabeth Stait, King Edward VI Camp Hill School
for Girls, Birmingham
Feb 2017 339
just wish to say that the products which were delivered
yesterday are beautiful. My young son was delighted
with the basket which has been placed in his bedroom,
The waste paper baskets were very well crafted &
are of very good quality. Thank you for a very good
service & we look forward to ordering from you again
in the future."
Denise Shelton, Marston Green (Personal
Feb 2013 / 286
This service is excellent. Very quick delivery &
fantastic communication. Lovely artefacts & will
definately be ordering more when our new budget arrives."
Kerri Vanstone, St Phillip's Catholic Primary
Mar 2013 / 289
collections! Spent far more than intended but will all
be put to good use."
Jean Shaw, Walsall School Library Service
Mar 2011 / 249
resources at affordable prices which will capture children's
interests. Super efficeint service - always willing
to assist, even at short notice!"
A Hafeez, Priory Centre, Dudley
Jul 2013 / 292
thanks for the African approval box. It was full of
great resources & we have added to our existing
items. I will definitely use the service again to resource
our new curriculum."
Mrs R Bates, Perryfields Primary School, Oldbury
Mar 2011 / 252
selection of resources sent on approval. Will greatly
enhance our loan collection."
Jean Shaw, School Library Support Service, Walsall
Aug 2011 / 254
usual, the resources are of great quality. The children
really benefit from having the resources used for displays
around schools. Using Starbeck so often, I feel I have
made a very important link as the staff are so friendly
& the company is so trusting with their artefacts.
I will keep using their service!"
Karen Whitter, Clifton Junior School, Birmingham
Jan 2007 / 143
a fantastic & much needed service - we love it!
Asma Hafeez, Park Hill Primary School, Birmingham
Oct 2004 / 060
only had a budget of £85 but as
your resources are so wonderful & exciting we made
sure we found extra money from somewhere. We will continue
to buy resources until the well runs dry !! The service
Karen Whitter, Clifton Infant School, Birmingham
Nov 2004 / 066
found the Starbeck approval box service extremely easy
to use. Delivery was prompt & I was supplied with
a wide range of affordable items based on a very vague
request from myself!"
Karen Boswell, Walmley Junior School, Sutton
Apr 2004 / 038
was excellent. Delivery & collection was easy."
Jayne Jones, Belbroughton 1st School, Stourbridge
Dec 2003 / 022
service - will use you again, super resources."
Jo Hemmings, Whitegreave Primary School, Wolverhampton
Jun 2004 / 049
prices. Really interesting for schools & present
a really good service all schools should take a look!"
Karen Whitter, Clifton Infant School, Birmingham
Oct 2004 / 059
selection! Thanks for the Xmas experience of opening
a great box of joy!"
Ryan Everson, Lode Heath School, Solihull
May 2016 / 330
Service! Thanks so much. We enjoyed "excavating"
the artefacts & using them in lessons."
Rebecca Bentley, Birchfield Primary School,
Sep 2014 / 310
fantastic service with a wide range of very interesting,
Abigail Owen, Royd's School, Leeds
Mar 2015 / 315
excellent service, with fantastic artefacts which are
Abigail Owen, Royd's School, Leeds
Sep 2014 / 310
great selection of musical instruments at reasonable
prices. We were very excited when we opened the box
& saw the unusual contents. We wanted them all!
Jacqui Tate, W Bowling Nursery School, Bradford
Aug 2005 / 098
liked the recycled box - very useful for our business
& enterprise club to see the things that can be
made from recycled goods."
Sharon Baranyai, St Chad's Primary School, Brighouse
Mar 2010 / 232
service & excellent resources."
Mrs K Ali, Marsden Junior School, Huddersfield
Jan 2005 / 072
& friendly service. The Islam box was excellent."
Sarah Maccallum, North Rigton Primary School,
Sep 2005 / 099
excellent resource, for difficult to find items -
enlivening & enriching any art lesson - brilliant."
Mervyn Wilson, Sherburn High School, Leeds
Oct 2006 / 134
speedy service. Very helpful & informative when
I phoned. Artefacts etc are wonderful for Aboriginal,
Islamic & Indian textile projects."
D Kelly, Spring Grove Junior School, Huddersfield
Mar 2005 / 078
really impressed. Wish we had sent off for a box years
ago. (We've been spending £30+ a year borrowing
items.) Quality was great as was the range. This was
matched by the ease of the whole procedure. A great
Louise Mortimer, Ilkley Grammar School
Sep 2004 / 057
these artefacts improved the quality of the lessons
- they helped to bring the lessons to life. Very pleased
with the service - quick & efficient."
Margaret Wilkinson, Warley Town School, Halifax
Dec 2004 / 069
my dept. had the funds, I'd keep it all!"
T Antoine, The Challenge College, Bradford
Nov 2003 / 005
range of artefacts. These will be very useful for our
art projects & to display around the school. It
really adds the wow factor to some lessons."
Mervyn Wilson, Sherburn High School, Leeds
May 2004 / 044
service, extremely useful!"
Wootton Bassett School, Swindon
Dec 2009 / 222
fantastic & exciting opportunity to enliven art
rooms & inspire young minds."
Lucy Tabberer, Sandroyd School, Salisbury
Oct 2008 / 199
valuable resource. I wish I had known about you earlier.
We would love a visit from you sometime. Living in "leafy
Wiltshire" there are not many places you can find
ethnic, religious & art based artefacts."
Lindsay Lucas, Zouch Primary School, Tidworth
Jul 2004 / 054
items are of such amazing quality & look so authentic!
We are very pleased with our purchases & know they
will be fantastic learning resources. Thank you so much!"
Vix Powell, Compton Verney House, Warwick
May 2016 / 332
was the first time our school had used this scheme -
we had so many compliments! Everyone was amazed at the
variety of the objects."
Mary Dodd, Eckington First School, Pershore
Jun 2008 / 184
love Starbeck, what an amazing resource!"
Tonia Jones, Christopher Whitehead Language
Oct 2008 / 196
artefacts of a very high quality. Lovely for the pupils
to see real objects from another country."
Julie Brand, Pitcheroak School, Redditch
Mar 2010 / 229
box arrived promptly & I was really pleased with
the range of items sent."
Tonya Jones, Christopher Whitehead High School,
Jan 2008 / 176
a pleasure to receive your boxes - I get as excited
as the children!!! Great service - thank you again!"
Rebecca Mirza, Hindlip First School, Worcester
Jun 2007 / 158
service, fantastic products."
Jane Hill, Wolverley High School, Kidderminster
Jul 2014 / 306
were all excited by the arrival of the boxes. Great
anticipation followed by lots of exciting discussions,
great questions and a high sense of curiosity! Will
definitely use Starbeck again for future topics."
Liz Douglas, Thornton House School, Worcester
Oct 2006 / 132
service very useful & resources extremely good quality."
Lesley Thomas, Hindlip First School, Worcester
Oct 2005 / 102
Educational Resources are exciting, informative &
varied. Congratulations on such a useful & efficient
Helen Keenan, Manor Park Special School, Worcester
Jul 2005 / 095