School sessions

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

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

Once Upon a Castle

Age group: 
Early Years Foundation Stage
Windsor Castle

Five naughty dragons are causing trouble in Windsor and at the Castle.  The chef is angry with the dragons for eating all his food and Little Miss Muffet is scared because spiders are being dropped on her.  Something needs to be done, so The Queen must ... Read more about Once Upon a Castle

Palaces and Homes

Age group: 
First Level
School subjects: 
Social Studies
Palace of Holyroodhouse

An opportunity for pupils to explore the daily lives and lifestyles of people at the Palace, past and present. ... Read more about Palaces and Homes

School Children dressing up in Queen Victoria session

Queen Victoria: Dear Diary...

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

How did Queen Victoria spend her time at Windsor Castle? How were family occasions and royal events celebrated here? What were 'dine and sleep's? ... Read more about Queen Victoria: Dear Diary...

Secondary pupils in the quadrangle of Palace of Holyroodhouse

Renaissance and Reformation

Age group: 
Third and Fourth Levels, Senior Phase
School subjects: 
Social Studies, History
Palace of Holyroodhouse

As a residence of James IV, V and VI and Mary, Queen of Scots, the Palace of Holyroodhouse was witness to many important events during the Renaissance and Reformation in Scotland. ... Read more about Renaissance and Reformation

Shakespeare drama workshops for schools at Windsor Castle

Shakespeare: Court in the Act

Age group: 
Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4
School subjects: 
Drama, English Literature, English Language, Dance, Music
Windsor Castle

Delivered by an immersive theatre production company, this drama workshop uses one of Shakespeare's most famous and fun plays - A Midsummer Night's Dream - as a source of inspiration. ... Read more about Shakespeare: Court in the Act

Shakespeare storytelling John White in Waterloo Chamber

Shakespeare: Play on Words

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

This engaging storytelling and role play session brings Shakespeare's works alive for pupils in Years 1, 2 and 3.  We meet an aspiring actor from 400 years ago dressed in period costume, who makes the concept of comedy and tragedy accessible for this ag ... Read more about Shakespeare: Play on Words

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