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

Meet the Monarch: Holbein's Henry

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

NEW FOR 2014-15 In this exciting handling and role play session, children discover how Henry VIII and his family members dressed to impress. Looking at royal portraits and Henry's enormous suit of armour we investigate the splendour ... Read more about Meet the Monarch: Holbein's Henry

In the Frame

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

How many princes and princesses are there in this royal portrait? Why is one child dressed differently? What are the dogs called? ... Read more about In the Frame

Learning Resources

Search with St George: St George's Chapel children's trail

Follow this trail to find fascinating facts about St George's Chapel, built nearly 500 years ago within the walls of Windsor Castle. ... Read more about Search with St George: St George's Chapel children's trail

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