School sessions

Waterloo Exhibition: KS3 Teachers Resource

Age group: 
Key stage 3
School subjects: 
History, English, Art & Design
Windsor Castle

This resource is designed to give KS3 teachers a potted history of the battle of Waterloo, an introduction to the exhibition and ideas to support self-led visits. ... Read more about Waterloo Exhibition: KS3 Teachers Resource

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 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. ... 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?

Who was Castiglione the Lost Genius?

Age group: 
Second Level, Third and Fourth Levels
School subjects: 
Expressive Arts
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione has been described as both a lost genius and a lawless rogue. His best-known works are large vibrant drawings in oil on paper but he was also one of Italy's most significant printmakers of the 1600's. However, he lived a turbulent life and often had to move between cities to escape the trouble he left behind. ... Read more about Who was Castiglione the Lost Genius?

Whose royal home is this?

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

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

Windsor Castle: History around us

Age group: 
Key stage 4
School subjects: 
History
Windsor Castle

A Royal Welcome: Past and present at Buckingham Palace

Age group: 
Key stage 2, Key stage 3
School subjects: 
History, Art & Design
The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

From the time of Queen Victoria to the current reign of Her Majesty The Queen, many important state occassions have taken place at Buckingham Palace. But what goes on behind the scenes to create the magic and magnificence of an official visit to the ... Read more about A Royal Welcome: Past and present at Buckingham Palace

St George's Chapel and Queen Victoria

Age group: 
Key stage 2
School subjects: 
History
Windsor Castle

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

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