School sessions

2016 - Shakespeare 400th Anniversary

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4
School subjects: 
English Literature, English Language, Drama, History, Literacy
Windsor Castle

Why not join in with this year's 400th anniversary celebration of William Shakespeare's legacy by visiting us at Windsor Castle, the very site where Shakespeare himself read and performed to the Royal Court?  ... Read more about 2016 - Shakespeare 400th Anniversary

60 Years: The Coronation at the Royal Mews

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3
School subjects: 
English, History, Art & Design, Citizenship
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

This discussion and discovery session introduces pupils to the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 60 years ago and the role of the Royal Mews within the celebrations. ... Read more about 60 Years: The Coronation at the Royal Mews

Students participating in a schools' session at Windsor Castle

After 1066, what happened next?

Age group: 
Key stage 3
School subjects: 
History
Windsor Castle

With the defeat of the Anglo-Saxons at the Battle of Hastings, this session allows students to investigate how prominent events of the time are reflected in the development of Windsor Castle from an earth and timber fortress, to its role as magnificent ... Read more about After 1066, what happened next?

Armour in the Apartments

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2
School subjects: 
History, Science (Materials)
Windsor Castle

How long did it take a Knight to put on his armour? Did he get dressed head to foot or the other way round?! What is a sabaton? Find out more in this truly exclusive and immersive experience delivered in the splendid State Entrance. ... Read more about Armour in the Apartments

Awesome Arms and Armour

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3
School subjects: 
History, Science (Materials)
Windsor Castle

Our mail armour craftsman will use hands-on activities to discuss the manufacture and changing design of armour and weapons through the Middle Ages. ... Read more about Awesome Arms and Armour

Students participating in a schools' session at Windsor Castle

Changing Times: the Tudors and Stuarts

Age group: 
Key stage 3
School subjects: 
History
Windsor Castle

In this interactive session we invite pupils to explore religious and political changes at the time of the Tudor and Stuart monarchs. ... Read more about Changing Times: the Tudors and Stuarts

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

school group participate in a Creative Writing workshop

Creative Writing in The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

Age group: 
Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5
School subjects: 
English Language, Art & Design
The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

Be inspired by this wonderful opportunity for pupils to work with published authors to explore and experience the atmosphere of these lavishly decorated rooms. ... Read more about Creative Writing in The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

School visit to the Royal Mews

Exploring the Royal Mews

Age group: 
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key stage 1, Key stage 2
School subjects: 
English, History, Art & Design
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

The Royal Mews is one of the finest working stables in the world and home to many of the men and women who work here as grooms, coachmen and carriage restorers. This session encourages children to investigate the special environment of the Royal Mews: ... Read more about Exploring the Royal Mews

A schools learning session at Windsor Castle

Help get the Castle ready in time!

Age group: 
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key stage 1
School subjects: 
History
Windsor Castle

In our storytelling session, travel back in time to 1855 with Queen Victoria’s housekeeper, the formidable Mrs Forster, when staff at Windsor Castle are preparing for a glittering occasion – the State visit of the Emperor Napoleon III of France and his ... Read more about Help get the Castle ready in time!

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