School children at Windsor Castle
Schools Learning
Find out how Palaces and great works of art can inspire learning with our curriculum linked programmes and resources for primary and secondary schools.

Visiting the Royal Collection sites

Children participating in a schools' garden art workshop at Buckingham Palace
London
Children participating in a schools' session at Windsor Castle
Windsor
Edinburgh

School sessions

Detail of plasterwork on ceiling at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Designed to support curriculum coursework, pupils work with their very own poet and guide and use the Palace and Abbey as a stimulus for their own creative writing. Pupils explore the stories of the past as they tour the site and gather notes based on ... Read more about Joint Visit with the Scottish Poetry Library

This workshop highlights the many possibilities for inspiring Creative Writing about the subject of Travel from works of art, in comparison to more familiar sources such as books and the internet. Focussing on the paintings, sculptures, photographs ... Read more about Away with words: A Creative Writing workshop - Travel Writing

Learning resources for Schools / Teachers

Children using the Buckingham Palace Garden Trail

Explore the gardens of Buckingham Palace with our Garden Trail. For most of the year, The Queen’s garden is a private garden, however lots of wildlife is encouraged to come and live here – including birds, fish and insects. Look out for some of them ... Read more about Buckingham Palace Garden Trail

Look at this painting by popular Dutch artist adam Willaerts and consider the question......."Do you think even the most famous artists got perspective perfect in their paintings?" ... Read more about An experiment with perspective: Children's activity