School sessions

Characters of the Everyday: A Creative Writing Workshop

Age group: 
Second Level, Third and Fourth Levels
School subjects: 
Social Studies; Literacy and English; Expressive Arts
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Pupils work with their own author in this Creative Writing Workshop. ... Read more about Characters of the Everyday: A Creative Writing Workshop

Creative Writing at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Age group: 
First Level, Second Level
School subjects: 
Social Studies; Literacy and English
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Be inspired by this opportunity for pupils to work with a published children's author as they explore the atmospheric Palace. ... Read more about Creative Writing at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Double Dutch: Decoding Symbolism in Art

Age group: 
Third and Fourth Levels, Senior Phase
School subjects: 
Art & Design; History
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

This session focuses on the symbolism of objects in the paintings of Masters of the Everyday .  Our artist will introduce highlights of the exhibition to your class, encouraging pupils to develop their own responses to what they see.  In the Pa ... Read more about Double Dutch: Decoding Symbolism in Art

I Spy Through the Masters of the Everyday

Age group: 
Early level, First Level
School subjects: 
Social Studies; Literacy and English; Expressive Arts
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Your class will explore the Masters of the Everyday exhibition through a game of I Spy - focusing on the objects and colours they find in the paintings on display. ... Read more about I Spy Through the Masters of the Everyday

A view of Holyrood Abbey taken from the Palace Gardens

Investigating Holyrood Abbey

Age group: 
First Level, Second Level
School subjects: 
Social Studies, Expressive Arts
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Pupils investigate the history of Holyrood Abbey and look for evidence of its turbulent past. ... Read more about Investigating Holyrood Abbey

Children participating in a schools' gallery workshop at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Joint Visit with the Scottish Poetry Library

Age group: 
Second Level
School subjects: 
Social Studies, Literacy
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Write poetry with the help of your very own poet. Pupils explore the stories of the past hidden in the walls, stairs, rooms and artefacts as they tour the Palace with their own poet and guide. ... Read more about Joint Visit with the Scottish Poetry Library

Detail of plasterwork on ceiling at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Joint Visit with the Scottish Poetry Library

Age group: 
Third and Fourth Levels, Higher, Intermediate
School subjects: 
Social Studies, Literacy, History
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. ... Read more about Joint Visit with the Scottish Poetry Library

Mary, Queen of Scots at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Age group: 
Second Level, Third and Fourth Levels
School subjects: 
Social Studies
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join a member of the Learning team as you explore the Palace and look for evidence of Mary, Queen of Scots’ life at Holyroodhouse. ... Read more about Mary, Queen of Scots at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Mary, Queen of Scots: From Palace to Castle

Age group: 
Early Years Foundation Stage
School subjects: 
Social Studies
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Visit both the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Edinburgh Castle to gather evidence of Mary, Queen of Scots’ life in Edinburgh in this one-day workshop. ... Read more about Mary, Queen of Scots: From Palace to Castle

Medieval to Modern: Exploring the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Age group: 
Second Level, Third and Fourth Levels
School subjects: 
Social Studies
Palace of Holyroodhouse

This session is ideal for teachers looking for an introduction to the Palace and can be tailored to place greater emphasis on key time periods depending on your focus of study. ... Read more about Medieval to Modern: Exploring the Palace of Holyroodhouse

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