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Looking at Families: A PSHE workshop

Pupils participate in a workshop at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
  • Next event: Monday 3 Jun 2024
    Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (Monday 3 Jun 2024 - Friday 4 Oct 2024)
  • Key stage 1
  • Art & Design, Citizenship, History
  • Chronology, Famous people, Kings and Queens, Learning from photographs, Monarchy, My First Visit, Portraits
  • How do we know which photos are old and which are more recent? How are everyone's families different? This cross curricular workshop for KS1 pupils will explore a number of themes combining history and PSHE.

    In this session pupils will explore how families are different from each other, and will gain an understanding of the names of different family members. The images on display will also provide an opportunity for pupils to examine the clues needed in historical interpretation of sources to understand whether photographs of people are from the past or the present.

    Towards the end of the workshop children will work together to create their own royal family 'photograph', thinking about who is standing where and why.

    For centuries, portraiture has played a vital role in shaping the public’s perception of the Royal Family. Explore Royal Portraits: A Century of Photography and reveal the stories behind some of the most celebrated photographs ever taken of the Royal Family. Discover how visual and tactile qualities of processes used by artists convey mood, ideas and feelings through the images and paintings on display. 

    Session times: 10:15 and 12:30

    Duration: 75 minutes

    Available for booking: Mondays, Thursdays, Friday

    September: Mondays only

  • Our learning programmes are designed to be accessible to all pupils.  Most of our sessions can be adapted to meet any educational or access needs your group may have.  Please ask for details when booking.

    You may find the information for visitors on the Autism spectrum helpful when planning your visit to The King's Gallery. 

  • There are no lunch spaces available for groups visiting The King's Gallery. Green Park and St James’s Park are located nearby. Lunch room facilities are available at the nearby Girl Guiding UK ICANDO Centre on Buckingham Palace Road. For bookings please telephone 020 7592 1818.

  • To find out more or to make a booking contact the Learning Bookings team.

    Please have to hand:

    • Preferred date and possible alternatives, plus time of arrival
    • Numbers of children and supervising adults
    • The taught programme you would like
    • Details of any special educational or access needs

    Please use the downloadable Bookings Forms to send your details to the Learning Bookings Team.

    You will then be sent a reservation letter, together with your teachers’ resource pack, giving a date by which full payment must be received to secure the booking.

    Please note: you may be asked to cover the cost of the session if you cancel within short notice of your visit.  Non-booked schools will be charged at standard group admission rates.  Please see our Terms of Application for Learning Group Admissions.

    Contact us

    Learning Bookings Team
    Ticket Sales and Information Office
    Buckingham Palace
    London SW1A 1AA

    T. (+44) (0)303 123 7323
    F. (+44) (0)20 7930 9625
    [email protected]

    Sharing Learning Objectives

    You will find our learning objectives for each taught session on the relevant programme information page.  Sending us your learning objectives prior to your visit will help us tailor the session to your group’s requirements.

    Planning Visits

    Once you have made your booking, we offer two complimentary tickets for you and a colleague to conduct a planning visit.  If you would like to meet a member of the Learning team during this visit, please let us know at the time of booking.

    Teachers' Packs for each site can be downloaded here.

  • Reduced-rate admission for school groups

    Pre-booked school groups: £1 per pupil
    Children in Reception or below: FREE

    Accompanying adults
    One teacher or adult helper is admitted free of charge at the following ratios:

    Under 5s - 1 adult: 3 pupils
    Years 1 to 3 - 1 adult: 6 pupils
    Year 4 and above - 1 adult: 10 pupils

    Please ask for details of rates for additional adults when booking.

  • Arrival

    Following your booking a confirmation letter, with an agreed arrival time, will be sent to you; your letter serves as a ticket for your group. The group leader must have a copy of the confirmation letter to present on arrival.

    Security Measures

    Royal Collection Trust sites have airport-style security measures at all public entry points, through which all visitors, including school groups, are required to enter.  All adults and children will be asked to:

    • Allow any bags to be searched by hand
    • Walk through a metal detector arch, one at a time
    • Switch off mobile phones

    The Royal Collection Trust Learning section asks that teachers undertake the following guidelines to make entry to Royal Collection Trust sites as smooth and quick as possible:

    • Please arrive at the Royal Collection Trust site at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time for the booked workshop
    • Teachers and children should not bring the following: scissors, compasses, metal cutlery, sharp metallic implements
    • Only bring what you need! The Royal Collection Trust Learning section will provide all necessary equipment such as clipboards, pencils and drawing materials (groups can bring their own sketchbooks if they prefer to use these)

The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.