School sessions

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

Key stage 2 TUDORS  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... Read more about Henry VIII's Final Resting Place

A view of Holyrood Abbey taken from the Palace Gardens

Pupils investigate the history of Holyrood Abbey and look for evidence of its turbulent past. Explore the ruins of the Abbey with a member of the Learning team and find out about the daily lives of the monks who used to live here, the royal... Read more about Investigating Holyrood Abbey

Pupils writing down information from their visit on the Palace forecourt

Write poetry with the help of your very own poet. Pupils explore the stories of the past hidden in the walls, stairs, rooms and artefacts as they tour the Palace with their own poet and guide. The tour is followed by a poetry workshop providing pupils... Read more about Joint Visit with the Scottish Poetry Library

Detail of plasterwork on ceiling at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Designed to support curriculum coursework, pupils work with their very own poet and guide and use the Palace and Abbey as a stimulus for their own creative writing. Pupils explore the stories of the past as they tour the site and gather notes based on... Read more about Joint Visit with the Scottish Poetry Library

Children participating in a schools' session at Windsor Castle

Key stage 2 TUDORS  In this lively interactive talk and costume handling session, pupils discover how the clothes worn at the Tudor Court reflected the position in society of the wearers – from servants to courtiers to the Tudor... Read more about King or Commoner?

Key stage 1 / Key stage 2 KNIGHTS  In June each year The Queen attends a special service at St. George's Chapel, Windsor for the Knights of the Garter, Britain's most senior Order of Knighthood, established over 600 years ago.... Read more about Knights and Ladies of the Garter Activity Week June 2014

Key stage 1 / Key stage 2 KNIGHTS AND CASTLES  Children explore Windsor Castle as a place in which knights lived, and learn about how they trained for battle and the code of chivalry they followed. We discover how the Castle links to... Read more about Knights in Days Gone By

Children participating in a schools' garden art workshop at Buckingham Palace

Pupils will work with our freelance artist to put into practice the techniques and skills used by artists to create your own landscape drawings inspired by the Buckingham Palace Gardens.... Read more about Landscape drawing in the Buckingham Palace Garden

This session equips pupils with the skills to look at an historical image and analyse the clues and narratives portrayed.  Focussing on arguably some of the finest examples of portraits from the Tudor and Stuart period displayed in In Fine... Read more about Learning to Read Paintings

New dates available. Students will work with freelance artists to examine and draw the human body both in life and through the drawings, paintings and sculptures within ... Read more about Life Drawing: Key Stage 5

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