Who is The Queen and what does she do? New for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, 2012
Interactive talk and role play Links to History, Literacy (speaking and listening)
What are The Queen’s favourite hobbies and how would it feel to wear her Coronation robe and crown? How do we tell if she is at the Castle and what does she do to make someone a knight? Children find the answers to these and many other questions in our lively hands-on session exploring The Queen’s life and work across six decades.
Available: Wednesday and Thursday from 22 February 2012
Maximum per session: 60 children
Putting you in the picture
Interactive talk, role play and art workshop - New for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, 2012 Links to Art & Design, History
This exciting new session uses two Royal portraits in the Garter Throne Room at the Castle to bring to life the only two sovereigns in British history to have celebrated a Diamond Jubilee.
By investigating the Coronation portrait of The Queen, children learn about her role as Head of State through observation and role play, while the Garter portrait of Queen Victoria is the focus for exploring one of the many important ceremonies The Queen performs each year: the dubbing of a Knight of the Garter.
A practical art workshop in front of the paintings is included in the session, with art materials provided and a souvenir postcard of the Coronation portrait for each child.
Duration: 1 hour session
Location: The State Apartments
Session time: On arrival
Available: Tuesday from 21 February
Maximum per session: 30 children (2 back-to-back one-hour sessions available each for 15 children)