School sessions

2014-15 New National Curriculum for KS1 - KS3

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3
Windsor Castle

Inspired by changes to the curriculum, our award-winning learning programmes have been refreshed for delivery for the new academic year. ... Read more about 2014-15 New National Curriculum for KS1 - KS3

2015 - Magna Carta 800th Anniversary

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4
Windsor Castle

Did you know that King John is said to have loved Windsor Castle 'above all others' and frequently held court here? During this commemorative year, why not visit the very site from which the King rode out on 10 June 1215 to seal the Magna ... Read more about 2015 - Magna Carta 800th Anniversary

2015 Spring term Knights and Armour activity weeks

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3
School subjects: 
History, Science (Materials)
Windsor Castle

In our exciting Spring term activity weeks for KS1-KS3, pupils learn about knights and armour in medieval times. ... Read more about 2015 Spring term Knights and Armour activity weeks

Students participating in a schools' session at Windsor Castle

After 1066, what happened next?

Age group: 
Key stage 3
School subjects: 
History
Windsor Castle

With the defeat of the Anglo-Saxons at the Battle of Hastings, how easy was it for the new king and his successors to establish control of England and restore stability?  Students investigate how prominent events of the time are reflected in the ... Read more about After 1066, what happened next?

Armour in the Apartments

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2
School subjects: 
History, Science (Materials)
Windsor Castle

How long did it take a Knight to put on his armour? Did he get dressed head to foot or the other way round?! What is a sabaton? Find out more in this truly exclusive and immersive experience delivered in the splendid State Entrance. ... Read more about Armour in the Apartments

Awesome Arms and Armour

Age group: 
Key stage 2, Key stage 3
School subjects: 
History, Science (Materials)
Windsor Castle

Our mail armour craftsman will use hands-on activities to discuss the manufacture and changing design of armour and weapons through the Middle Ages. ... Read more about Awesome Arms and Armour

Students participating in a schools' session at Windsor Castle

Changing Times: the Tudors and Stuarts

Age group: 
Key stage 3
School subjects: 
History
Windsor Castle

In this interactive session we invite pupils to explore religious and political changes at the time of the Tudor and Stuart monarchs. We discuss events of the period, drawing on visual evidence in the form of contemporary paintings and armour for ... Read more about Changing Times: the Tudors and Stuarts

A schools learning session at Windsor Castle

Help get the Castle ready in time!

Age group: 
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key stage 1
School subjects: 
History
Windsor Castle

In our storytelling session, travel back in time to 1855 with Queen Victoria’s housekeeper, the formidable Mrs Forster, when staff at Windsor Castle are preparing for a glittering occasion – the State visit of the Emperor Napoleon III of France and ... Read more about Help get the Castle ready in time!

Henry VIII and Elizabeth II: the changing power of monarchs

Age group: 
Key stage 2
School subjects: 
History, English
Windsor Castle

NEW FROM OCTOBER 2014! In this engaging session we compare and debate the change in power between Henry VIII and our Queen, against the backdrop of Windsor Castle, which for centuries has been an official royal residence and family ... Read more about Henry VIII and Elizabeth II: the changing power of monarchs

In the Frame

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2
School subjects: 
Art & Design
Windsor Castle

How many princes and princesses are there in this royal portrait? Why is one child dressed differently? What are the dogs called? ... Read more about In the Frame

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