School sessions

Trying on replica armour during a schools' session at 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....

Role play during a schools' session at Windsor Castle

Why were many castles built during the medieval period, what were they used for and who lived in them? Focusing on the story of this famous castle at Windsor, pupils explore the role of castles long ago and learn about all the people needed to service ... Read more about What were Castles for?

What are The Queen’s favourite hobbies and how would it feel to wear her Coronation robe and crown? What does The Queen do in the splendid rooms we see at the Castle today and how can we tell if she is there?  What does she do to make someone a knight ... Read more about Who is The Queen?

Let the children's imagination run wild as we explore Windsor Castle as a favourite home and working palace of our Queen. Children discover the differences and similarities between The Queen’s home and their own and how the Castle functioned as a ... Read more about Whose royal home is this?

Students participating in a schools' session at Windsor Castle

This interactive talk explores Windsor Castle’s role over the centuries as fortress, prison, baroque palace, family home, wartime refuge, heritage attraction and residence used by The Queen for official duties. The session develops students’ skills in ... Read more about Windsor Castle: History Around Us

This guided tour of St George’s Chapel led by knowledgable Chapel Stewards focuses on the establishment of the Order of the Garter in 1348 and its founder Edward III.  Students investigate events leading up to the building of St George’s Chapel, which ... Read more about Gothic Splendour

Children participating in a schools' session at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

Where did Catherine of Aragon say her prayers? Where is Henry VIII buried and with whom? Where can you see a portcullis beside red and white roses? Children find the answers to these and many other questions about Tudor history on this guided tour ... Read more about Henry VIII's final resting place

This guided tour led by Chapel Stewards focuses on all the evidence to be found in St George’s Chapel of its long association with Queen Victoria, her direct predecessors and her family.           ... Read more about St George's Chapel and Queen Victoria

Children participating in a schools' session at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

Completed during the reign of Henry VIII, who is one of ten kings buried here, St George’s Chapel has a wealth of educational interest for primary school children. ... Read more about St George's Chapel and the Knights of the Garter

Students participating in a learning session at St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle

In this guided tour of St George’s Chapel led by Chapel Stewards, we focus on Henry VIII and Charles I, who are buried in the Chapel and whose reigns changed the religious and political landscape of their time.  Also exploring the history of the ... Read more about St George’s Chapel in the Tudor and Stuart period

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