School sessions

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

Medieval knights wanted: apply here!

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2
School subjects: 
History
Windsor Castle

Does someone in your class have what it takes to be a medieval knight?  Are they fearless, trustworthy, generous, loyal and good with a sword?  Join in our lively session and find out who is up to the job at Windsor, where royal accommodation comes as ... Read more about Medieval knights wanted: apply here!

Children participating in a schools' session at Windsor Castle

Meet the Monarch: Holbein's Henry

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

NEW FOR 2014-15 In this exciting handling and role play session, children discover how Henry VIII and his family members dressed to impress. Looking at royal portraits and Henry's enormous suit of armour we investigate the splendour ... Read more about Meet the Monarch: Holbein's Henry

Noble Knights and Fair Ladies

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

Our popular March activity week focusing on knights introduces a new format for 2015.  Using their amazing collection of armour, weapons and replica medieval costume, a team of historical interpreters take children back to the days of noble knights ... Read more about Noble Knights and Fair Ladies

Children participating in a schools' session at Windsor Castle

Queen Victoria: Dear Diary...

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

NEW FOR 2014-15 What did Queen Victoria write in her personal journal? How were family occasions and royal events recorded? Who was invited to 'dine and sleep' at Windsor Castle? ... Read more about Queen Victoria: Dear Diary...

Children participating in a schools' session at Windsor Castle

Walk, talk and chalk

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

NEW FOR 2014-15 This guided walk of the Castle’s open spaces is an exciting way for children to examine Windsor’s battlements, arrow loops and towers and see for themselves the advantages of building a castle on a hill. Through role ... Read more about Walk, talk and chalk

Trying on replica armour during a schools' session at Windsor Castle

Was armour heavy? Let's find out....

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

Was armour heavy and hard to move around in?  What did it take to be a medieval knight?  What's the word for an armour shoe? Pupils learn fascinating facts about armour worn by kings, princes and knights, and discover how and why it evolved from ... Read more about Was armour heavy? Let's find out....

Waterloo Exhibition: KS3 Teachers Resource

Age group: 
Key stage 3
School subjects: 
History, English, Art & Design
Windsor Castle

This resource is designed to give KS3 teachers a potted history of the battle of Waterloo, an introduction to the exhibition and ideas to support self-led visits. ... Read more about Waterloo Exhibition: KS3 Teachers Resource

Waterloo: Winning words

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

In the commemorative year marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, discover the characters and stories behind this significant event in history in our new creative writing workshop, led by a published author. ... Read more about Waterloo: Winning words

Wellington, Boots and All

Age group: 
Key stage 1
School subjects: 
History, English
Windsor Castle

Meet Private Fererick Pudge of the First regiment of Foot Guards, on 18 June 1815 at the end of the Battle of Waterloo, who is in his barrack room cleaning his kit after many hours of fighting. ... Read more about Wellington, Boots and All

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