School sessions

Noble Knights and Fair Ladies

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

Using our collection of armour, weapons and replica medieval costume,  we take children back to the days of noble knights and fair ladies.  Pupils' imagination will be fired by stories about knights training and fighting in battle using a fearsome ... Read more about Noble Knights and Fair Ladies

Palaces and Homes

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

An opportunity for pupils to explore the daily lives and lifestyles of people at the Palace, past and present. The group tour the building with a member of the Learning team and use domestic objects from the past to investigate Palace life – from ink ... Read more about Palaces and Homes

Plays in the Garden: a dance and drama workshop

Age group: 
Key stage 2, Key stage 3
School subjects: 
Drama, English, History, Art & Design
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden and Shakespeare's  A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream  are combined to provide the inspiration for this dance and drama workshop. Pupils will research some of the many vibrant depictions of gardens ... Read more about Plays in the Garden: a dance and drama workshop

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...

Secondary pupils in the quadrangle of Palace of Holyroodhouse

Renaissance and Reformation

Age group: 
Third and Fourth Levels, Senior Phase
School subjects: 
Social Studies, History
Palace of Holyroodhouse

As a residence of James IV, V and VI and Mary, Queen of Scots, the Palace of Holyroodhouse was witness to many important events during the Renaissance and Reformation in Scotland. Designed to support curriculum coursework, these sessions can be ... Read more about Renaissance and Reformation

School children visiting Buckingham Palace

Self-guided visit to Buckingham Palace

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5
School subjects: 
English, History, Art & Design, Citizenship
The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

Buckingham palace is the London home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the headquarters of the British monarchy. A visit to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace is a unique experience, combining history, an art collection and a working palace. ... Read more about Self-guided visit to Buckingham Palace

Still Life: Drawing skills workshop

Age group: 
Key stage 4, Key stage 5
School subjects: 
Art & Design
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Students will work with freelance artists to examine and draw from still life through the paintings and works of art displayed in Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden. The workshop will enable students to engage with examples of still ... Read more about Still Life: Drawing skills workshop

Storytelling at the Palace

Age group: 
Early level, First Level
School subjects: 
Social Studies, Literacy
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join our storyteller and follow the adventures of Maggie, a servant ghost, to discover the stories and secrets of the Palace. This storytelling session offers a fun and unique opportunity for younger pupils to find out about the kings and queens who ... Read more about Storytelling at the Palace

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
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....

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