Walk, talk and chalk

Children participating in a schools' session at Windsor Castle

NEW FOR SEPTEMBER 2014! This guided walk of the Castle’s open spaces is an exciting way for children to examine Windsor’s battlements, arrow loops and towers and see for themselves the advantages of building a castle on a hill. Through role play of attacking and defending the Castle, pupils discover how this stone fortress with four-metre thick walls successfully repelled enemies of the Crown for hundreds of years, including the rebellious barons who besieged this historic site during the reign of King John, a year after the sealing of the Magna Carta.   

With opportunities for sketching up close to the medieval fabric of the building, bring out the artist in your pupils as they create their own images of this famous landmark to reinforce follow-up activities in the classroom and make this a cross-curricular visit.

“Excellent and thank you for such an informative and fun walk and talk.”  Year 1 teacher

Session details

Curriculum themes: 
Events beyond living memory
Significant historical places in your locality
Local history study beyond 1066
Extending chronological knowledge beyond 1066
Using drawing to share experiences
Creating sketchbooks
Age group: 
Key stage 1
Key stage 2
School subjects: 
History
Art & Design
Maximum pupils per session: 
20 (2 walks available per day)
Duration: 
1 hour
Times: 
On arrival
Days of the week: 
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Location: 
Windsor Castle
Learning room: 
The Castle Precincts
Essential information: 
April to October
Before making a booking please visit this page: 
Essential booking and visit information - Windsor
Contact: 
learning@royalcollection.org.uk
(+44) (0)20 7766 7323