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. Through role play of attacking and defending the Castle, pupils discover how this stone fortress with four-metre thick walls successfully repelled enemies of the Crown for hundreds of years, including the rebellious barons who besieged this historic site during the reign of King John, a year after the sealing of the Magna Carta.
With opportunities for sketching up close to the medieval fabric of the building, bring out the artist in your pupils as they create their own images of this famous landmark to reinforce follow-up activities in the classroom and make this a cross-curricular visit.
“Excellent and thank you for such an informative and fun walk and talk.” Year 1 teacher
Events beyond living memory Significant historical places in your locality Local history study beyond 1066 Extending chronological knowledge beyond 1066 Using drawing to share experiences Creating sketchbooks