School sessions

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?

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

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 b ... 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

Students participating in a learning session at St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle

St George’s Chapel in the Tudor and Stuart period

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

In this guided tour of St George’s Chapel led by Chapel Stewards, we focus on Henry VIII and Charles I, who are buried in the Chapel and whose reigns changed the religious and political landscape of their time.  Also exploring the history of the Chapel ... Read more about St George’s Chapel in the Tudor and Stuart period

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