School sessions

Children participating in a schools' garden art workshop at Buckingham Palace

Landscape drawing in the Buckingham Palace Garden

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

Pupils will work with our freelance artist to put into practice the techniques and skills used by artists to create your own landscape drawings inspired by the Buckingham Palace Gardens. ... Read more about Landscape drawing in the Buckingham Palace Garden

Learning to look at Portraits

Age group: 
Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4
School subjects: 
Art & Design
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This session enables pupils studying Art & Design to examine some of the techniques and skills used to look at an historical image and analyse the clues and narratives portrayed. ... Read more about Learning to look at Portraits

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 knights wanted: apply here!

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2
School subjects: 
History
Windsor Castle

Does someone in your class have what it takes to be a medieval knight?  Are they fearless, trustworthy, generous, loyal and good with a sword?  Join in our lively session and find out who is up to the job at Windsor, where royal accommodation comes as a ... Read more about Medieval knights wanted: apply here!

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

Children participating in a schools' session at Windsor Castle

Meet the Monarch: Holbein's Henry

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2
School subjects: 
History, Art & Design
Windsor Castle

In this exciting handling and role play session, children discover how Henry VIII and his family members dressed to impress. Looking at royal portraits and Henry's enormous suit of armour we investigate the splendour of the Tudor Court at Windsor and wh ... Read more about Meet the Monarch: Holbein's Henry

My First Gallery Visit

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

A fun introduction to art and art galleries, this session explores the Gallery through the eyes of our youngest visitors. ... Read more about My First Gallery Visit

Pupils finding out about Holyroodhouse in the Palace Coach House

My First Visit

Age group: 
Early level
School subjects: 
Social Studies
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

From choosing food for a royal tea party, counting steps on a giant staircase to finding animals hidden high up in the ceilings, My First Visit provides a fun and stimulating experience in a real life palace. ... Read more about My First Visit

Armour handling for schools at Windsor Castle

New Armour in the Apartments for 2017 - From the Spear to the Sword

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

What is the difference between mail armour and plate armour? What are falchions and rondels and who used them?!  ... Read more about New Armour in the Apartments for 2017 - From the Spear to the Sword

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