CHOOSE YOUR BOX!
My name is Darren Birchall and I am a qualified primary teacher and the Managing Director of Balestra Education Ltd, trading on here as www.mytopicbox.co.uk.
I personally have many years experience of teaching a variety of subjects in both state and private school settings in the primary sector, delivering many different school workshops and educational products across a variety of websites for a wide range of history, science and sport topics. I have also wrote lesson plans and educational programmes for organisations such as Manchester United (among many others) as well as leading a variety of staff training sessions for several topic areas to a large number of adults in the North West.
I started this business with a sporting focus in 2006 though it has since grown to include this larger offering which is very much based around an ethos of delivering fun and extremely interactive learning experiences for primary pupils. I believe strongly in the power of visual aids in the form of genuine historical artefacts, hand made scale models and the use of ICT and video presentations to enhance the learning experience.
At the time of writing, I deliver workshops to around 150 different schools per year throughout the North West of England averaging between 10,000 and 11,000 pupils per year. However, I was never able to satisfy the high demand for my workshops from areas that I was unable to cover so this led me into creating this artefact box hiring service, in order to provide such schools with the same quality experience.
Thank you for visiting the site and I look forward to supporting your teaching and working with you in the future.
Darren (aka Mr B)