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

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?

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

Windsor Castle: Learning about Castles Trail and Information Sheet

How can you tell if The Queen is at Windsor Castle when you visit?  Why is the Castle built on a hill?  Whose banners hang in St George's Chapel?  Find the answers to these and many other questions by following the Learning about Castles ... Read more about Windsor Castle: Learning about Castles Trail and Information Sheet

In the footsteps of medieval kings

This 16 page student workbook, developed to support our KS3 learning sessions, can also be used to enhance self-guided visits. ... Read more about In the footsteps of medieval kings