School sessions

Role play during a schools' session at Windsor Castle

What were Castles for?

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

Why were many castles built during the medieval period, what were they used for and who lived in them? ... Read more about What were Castles for?

Who is The Queen?

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

What are The Queen’s favourite hobbies and how would it feel to wear her Coronation robe and crown? ... Read more about Who is The Queen?

Who was Castiglione the Lost Genius?

Age group: 
Second Level, Third and Fourth Levels
School subjects: 
Expressive Arts
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione has been described as both a lost genius and a lawless rogue. His best-known works are large vibrant drawings in oil on paper but he was also one of Italy's most significant printmakers of the 1600's. However, he lived a turbulent life and often had to move between cities to escape the trouble he left behind.

Whose royal home is this?

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

Let the children's imagination run wild as we explore Windsor Castle as a favourite home and working palace of our Queen. ... Read more about Whose royal home is this?

Students participating in a schools' session at Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle: History around us

Age group: 
Key stage 4
School subjects: 
History
Windsor Castle

This interactive talk explores Windsor Castle’s role over the centuries as fortress, prison, baroque palace, family home, wartime refuge, heritage attraction and residence used by The Queen for official duties. ... Read more about Windsor Castle: History around us

A Royal Welcome: Past and present at Buckingham Palace

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

From the time of Queen Victoria to the current reign of Her Majesty The Queen, many important state occassions have taken place at Buckingham Palace. ... Read more about A Royal Welcome: Past and present at Buckingham Palace

St George's Chapel and Queen Victoria

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

This guided tour led by Chapel Stewards focuses on all the evidence to be found in St George’s Chapel of its long association with Queen Victoria, her direct predecessors and her family.           ... Read more about St George's Chapel and Queen Victoria

Children participating in a schools' session at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

St George's Chapel and the Knights of the Garter

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

Completed during the reign of Henry VIII, who is one of ten kings buried here, St George’s Chapel has a wealth of educational interest for primary school children. ... Read more about St George's Chapel and the Knights of the Garter

St George's Chapel tour: Gothic Splendour

Age group: 
Key stage 3
School subjects: 
History, Art & Design, Religious Education
Windsor Castle

This guided tour of St George’s Chapel led by knowledgable Chapel Stewards focuses on the establishment of the Order of the Garter in 1348 and its founder Edward III.  Students investigate events leading up to the building of St George’s Chapel, which ... Read more about St George's Chapel tour: Gothic Splendour

Children participating in a schools' session at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

St George's Chapel tour: Henry VIII's final resting place

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

Where did Catherine of Aragon say her prayers? Where is Henry VIII buried and with whom? Where can you see a portcullis beside red and white roses? ... Read more about St George's Chapel tour: Henry VIII's final resting place

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