School sessions

School visit to the Royal Mews

Exploring the Royal Mews

Age group: 
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key stage 1, Key stage 2
School subjects: 
English, History, Art & Design
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

The Royal Mews is one of the finest working stables in the world and home to many of the men and women who work here as grooms, coachmen and carriage restorers. This session encourages children to investigate the special environment of the Royal Mews: ... Read more about Exploring the Royal Mews

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 his ... 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 hom ... 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

A view of Holyrood Abbey taken from the Palace Gardens

Investigating Holyrood Abbey

Age group: 
First Level, Second Level
School subjects: 
Social Studies, Expressive Arts
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Pupils investigate the history of Holyrood Abbey and look for evidence of its turbulent past. ... Read more about Investigating Holyrood Abbey

Pupils writing down information from their visit on the Palace forecourt

Joint Visit with the Scottish Poetry Library

Age group: 
Second Level
School subjects: 
Social Studies, Literacy
Palace of Holyroodhouse

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. ... Read more about Joint Visit with the Scottish Poetry Library

Detail of plasterwork on ceiling at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Joint Visit with the Scottish Poetry Library

Age group: 
Third and Fourth Levels, Higher, Intermediate
School subjects: 
Social Studies, Literacy, History
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. ... Read more about Joint Visit with the Scottish Poetry Library

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

Landscape drawing in the Buckingham Palace Garden

Age group: 
Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5
School subjects: 
Art & Design, History, Citizenship
The State Rooms, 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

Mary, Queen of Scots at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Age group: 
Second Level
School subjects: 
Social Studies
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join a member of the Learning team as you explore the Palace and look for evidence of Mary, Queen of Scots’ life at Holyroodhouse. ... Read more about Mary, Queen of Scots at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Primary Pupils visiting the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Mary, Queen of Scots: From Palace to Castle

Age group: 
Second Level
School subjects: 
Social Studies
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Visit both the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Edinburgh Castle to gather evidence of Mary, Queen of Scots’ life in Edinburgh in this one-day workshop. ... Read more about Mary, Queen of Scots: From Palace to Castle

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