School sessions

Gothic Splendour

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

This guided tour of St George’s Chapel led by knowledgable Chapel Stewards focuses on the establishment of the Order of the Garter in 1348 and its founder Edward III.  Students investigate events leading up to the building of St George’s Chapel, which ... Read more about Gothic Splendour

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

Henry VIII's final resting place

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

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 Tudor history on this guided tour ... Read more about Henry VIII's final resting place

Royal Childhood at Buckingham Palace

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2
School subjects: 
History, Art & Design, Design & Technology
The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

From Queen Victoria’s favourite dolls to Prince George’s tricycle the Royal Childhood exhibition and this linked workshop provides a fascinating insight into the ... Read more about Royal Childhood 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

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

St George's Chapel and the Knights of the Garter

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2
School subjects: 
History, Art & Design, Religious Education
Windsor Castle

Completed during the reign of Henry VIII, who is one of ten kings buried here, St George’s Chapel has a wealth of educational interest for primary school children. ... Read more about St George's Chapel and the Knights of the Garter

Students participating in a learning session at St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle

St George’s Chapel in the Tudor and Stuart period

Age group: 
Key stage 3
School subjects: 
History, Religious Education
Windsor Castle

In this guided tour of St George’s Chapel led by Chapel Stewards, we focus on Henry VIII and Charles I, who are buried in the Chapel and whose reigns changed the religious and political landscape of their time.  Also exploring the history of the ... Read more about St George’s Chapel in the Tudor and Stuart period

Portrait of Abd al-Qadir, April 1862

To paint or to 'click'? Learning to look at portraits in photography and paintings

Age group: 
Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5
School subjects: 
Art & Design, History, History and Art
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This session enables pupils studying Art & Design and History to examine some of the techniques and skills used to look at an historical image and analyse the clues and narratives portrayed. Focussing on  examples of portraits from two ... Read more about To paint or to 'click'? Learning to look at portraits in photography and paintings

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