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Latest News Article: LGfL content partner Royal Collection Trust announce Autumn workshops

​There are a number of exciting opportunities available from Royal Collection Trust for schools available from September 2014 including visits to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace,  the Queen’s Gallery for "The First Georgians: Art & Monarchy 1716-1760"  exhibition and The Royal Mews

Click on the workshop links below to find out more…….

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1 hour 30 minutes
Key Stage 1 - 2
From Queen Victoria’s favourite dolls to Prince George’s tricycle the Royal Childhood exhibition and linked workshop provides a fascinating insight into the history of toys and the young princes and princesses who would have played with them. During this workshop children will compare and contrast the era of Queen Victoria's family growing up in the palace with the time of Her Majesty The Queen's children.

Session availability: September- Mondays – Wednesdays

1 hour 30 minutes
Key Stage 2 - 5

Pupils will work with a freelance artist to put into practice the techniques and skills used to create your own landscape drawings inspired by the Buckingham Palace Gardens.

Session availability: September- Mondays - Wednesdays

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The Royal Collection Trust’s schools’ programme at The Queen’s Gallery examines the The First Georgians: Art & Monarchy 1716-1760 exciting exhibition, enabling pupils to consider these questions.  

2 hours
Key stage 2 - 5

This workshop highlights the many possibilities for inspiring creative writing from works of art, in comparison to more familiar sources such as books and the internet. Focussing on the paintings, sculptures, decorative furniture and drawings featured in The First Georgians: Art & Monarchy 1716-1760 exhibition, pupils will examine sources to inform their writing and explore the themes of description, dialogue and monologue. Pupils will leave the workshop with new ideas, insightful notes and short written pieces to enable them to develop a completed story back at school.

1 hour 30 minutes
Key stage 2 - 5

In this art-focused session, led by a professional artist, pupils will investigate the beginning of the Georgian era through elements from the exhibition, linking them to their understanding of today's world. Through examining the real works of art on display, working with a professional artist and using new skills and techniques to create their own work, pupils will be able to develop their own ideas and thoughts on their preferred ways of making their own 'Conversation Piece'.

Key stage 1 - 3

Pupils will explore the First Georgians: Art and Monarchy 1714-1760 exhibition to discover and experience a Georgian childhood. From periwigs to powdered wigs, beauty spots, singing and dance the children will experience the rigorous expectations of court life and etiquette. This interactive session involves drama, singing, dancing and an in-depth look at costume based on the portraits in The Queen’s Gallery and replica dress.

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You may also be interested in visiting – The Royal Mews to discover the latest addition to the display – The Diamond Jubilee State Coach.

Key Stage 2 – 3
Duration:1 hour 30 minutes

This discussion and discovery session introduces pupils to the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II over 60 years ago and the role of the Royal Mews within the celebrations.
Following the tour of the coaches and stables, pupils will participate in follow-up activities to explore the Royal Mews’ role in the Coronation. Pupils will have the opportunity to handle related objects and explore archival materials highlighting the many people, heads of state and Royalty from across the world all involved in the magnificent event.

Key Stage 2 – 3
Duration:1 hour 30 minutes

The Royal Mews is one of the finest working stables in the world and home to many of the men and women who work as grooms, coachmen and carriage restorers. This session encourages children to investigate the special environment of the Royal Mews: your class takes part in an interactive tour, looking for clues including royal symbols and examining the daily work that takes place here. Pupils will explore handling objects and garments worn as part of the tradition of state occasions and royal events.

To book please contact:
Tel: 020 7766 7323

For more information on visiting Royal Collection Trust in London and making a booking go to: 

LGfL resources created in partnership with the Royal Collection TRSUT include:


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