School sessions

Shakespeare creative writing for schools at Windsor Castle

The Many Lives of Shakespeare

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

In this interactive creative writing session our published author will draw on real works of art and archival documents displayed in the anniversary exhibition Shakespeare in the Royal Library  to stimulate discussion and ideas. ... Read more about The Many Lives of Shakespeare

Very Happy Butterflies

Age group: 
Key stage 1
School subjects: 
Art & Design, Science, Maths
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Using the Maria Merian's Butterflies exhibition at The Queen's Gallery as a starting point, children will examine the life-cycle of the butterfly, the symmetry, pattern and decoration of ... Read more about Very Happy Butterflies

Children participating in a schools' session at Windsor Castle

Walk, talk and chalk

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

This guided walk of the Castle’s open spaces is an exciting way for children to examine Windsor’s battlements, arrow loops and towers and see for themselves the advantages of building a castle on a hill. ... Read more about Walk, talk and chalk

Trying on replica armour during a schools' session at Windsor Castle

Was armour heavy? Let's find out....

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

Was armour heavy and hard to move around in?  What did it take to be a medieval knight?  What's the word for an armour shoe? ... Read more about Was armour heavy? Let's find out....

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: 
Key stage 1
School subjects: 
History
Windsor Castle

Join us for this engaging session exploring The Queen's life and work in the year she celebrates her 90th birthday. ... Read more about Who is The Queen?

Whose royal home is this?

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

This fascinating session focuses on the use of Windsor Castle as a favourite home and working palace of Britain's two longest-reigning monarchs: Queen Victoria and her great, great granddaughter Queen Elizabeth II, who in September 2015 surpassed 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

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

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