Curriculum topics available: Sculpture.Leeds Castle offers a variety of themed workshops suitable for studying art. These include A Walk on the Wild Side (KS1 & Lower KS2), The Artful Henry (KS2), Badges and Banners (KS1, KS2 & KS3).
Curriculum topics available: Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age.Leeds Castle offers the 'From Cave to Castle (KS2)' themed workshop. Using costume and drama it is an interactive look at how people lived and humans developed from the Hunter Gatherer period, through the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, on to the Roman and Anglo Saxon eras.
Curriculum topics available: Invaders and Settlers.Leeds Castle offers the 'From Cave to Castle (KS2)' themed workshop. Using costume and drama it is an interactive look at how people lived and humans developed from the Hunter Gatherer period, through the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, on to the Roman and Anglo Saxon eras. Includes a tour of the Castle.
Curriculum topics available: Comprehension, Fairy tales, Story telling, Heroes and villains.Leeds Castle offers a variety of workshops covering English. They include The Swan Princess (KS1) a unique to Leeds Castle story that the children act out while education leaders tell the story. Sybil the Cygnet (KS1) is a unique blend of literacy and science combined to produce the story of Sybil.
Curriculum topics available: Plants, Living things and habitats, Ecology and environment, Minibeasts, Habitats.Leeds Castle offers ‘A Walk on the Wild Side’ for KS1 and Lower KS2.
Talks & Workshops (Min 25, Max 30-40 per group. Max 3 groups per day). No limit for self-guided visits.
The Education Centre can be used as a lunch room by schools booking a workshop. For self-guided groups Lunch Room Hire (subject to availability, must be pre-booked). £25 per hour. Max 30 per group.
Leeds Castle in Kent welcomes school visits from all over the world, all year round.
Whether your pupils are early learners from Key Stages 1 to 5, or adult learners, and whatever you are studying, Leeds Castle can provide an education workshop, specialist talk, guided or self-guided tour or written resource.
Themed workshops, delivered by trained education leaders, cover a range of UK National Curriculum topics such as Drama, History, Art and much more. Pupils will visit the Castle to discover 900 years of history including the Medieval and Tudor periods and the 1920s. During allocated free-time your school group can discover the twists and turns of the Maze, the underground grotto and playgrounds. Visits last approximately four hours, including a one hour workshop activity, 30 to 45 minute visit to the Castle and additional time to explore.
Visiting on a self-guided basis allows you to plan the day as you wish and lead your pupils around the Castle, its grounds and attractions at your own pace. You will receive a teacher’s pack with a site map and helpful information for your visit, Castle guidance notes and risk advice notes. Two complimentary tickets to carry out a preliminary visit are available on request following the confirmation of a booking.
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