School sessions

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 SEPTEMBER 2014! 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 ... 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 SEPTEMBER 2014! 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 SEPTEMBER 2014! 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. ... 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: 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 (below) 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.  He will tell the story of the ... Read more about Wellington, Boots and All

Role play during a schools' session at Windsor Castle

What were Castles for?

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2
School subjects: 
History, Science (Materials), Geography
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 from the Norman Conquest to the Barons' siege in 1216, a year after King John signed the ... Read more about What were Castles for?

Who is The Queen?

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

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?

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