School sessions

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

School children visiting Buckingham Palace

Self-guided visit to Buckingham Palace

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5
School subjects: 
English, History, Art & Design, Citizenship
The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the London home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the headquarters of the British monarchy. A visit to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace is a unique experience, combining history, an art collection and a working palace. ... Read more about Self-guided visit to Buckingham Palace

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

Storytelling at the Palace

Age group: 
Early level, First Level
School subjects: 
Social Studies, Literacy
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join our storyteller and follow the adventures of Maggie, a servant ghost, to discover the stories and secrets of the Palace. ... Read more about Storytelling at the Palace

The art of sketchbooks

Age group: 
Key stage 4, Key stage 5
School subjects: 
Art & Design
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Students will work with freelance artists to examine the variety of styles and techniques on display in both exhibitions that can be applied to the students' own sketchbooks. ... Read more about The art of sketchbooks

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 their wings. ... 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

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?

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