Schools: Windsor
Explore the many stories of Windsor Castle's transformation from William the Conqueror’s wooden fortress to our Queen's splendid palace, and discover a wealth of learning opportunities for your pupils.

School Sessions

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...

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?

Learning Resources

Bring on the battle: Children's activity

Imagine you are a soldier hundreds of years ago trying to take Windsor Castle from the king: is it easy to break in or are the defences strong enough to keep you out?  Find out by playing the Bring on the Battle! game.   ... Read more about Bring on the battle: Children's activity

France and Marianne, two dolls in Queen Mary's Dolls' House

France & Marianne

France and Marianne live at Windsor Castle. They were a gift to Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose from the children of France in 1938. They have 360 items of clothing and a toy car each. Now you have a chance to put together an outfit from their ... Read more about France & Marianne