To Kill a King workshop

To Kill a King workshop
Opportunity for key stage 3 students to follow in the footsteps of King Charles I through his trial, sentencing and execution.

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Key Stages: Key stage 3 - age 11-14

Event Dates: Spring term

About the To Kill a King workshop

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Please note that this visit is available to UK schools only.

This is a special programme of visits devised and delivered jointly with Historic Royal Palaces at the Palace of Westminster and Banqueting House.

This whole day session is a unique opportunity for key stage 3 students to follow in the footsteps of King Charles I through his trial, sentencing and execution.

Students will start the day in the Palace of Westminster where they will explore the context for the trial by assembling the case for the prosecution. With their arguments ready they will try the King in Westminster Hall, the location of the actual trial, before passing sentence.

In the afternoon the action will move to Banqueting House, the location of the King's execution, where students will explore the monarch's point of view and be able to question King Charles I further.

The day is designed to be a memorable introduction and uses source material, unique access to historic locations and costumed interpreters to bring the topic to life. No prior work or knowledge will be assumed.

Available dates and times

The next To Kill a King workshops will be held in March 2015 as follows

  • Tuesday 3 March
  • Tuesday 10 March
  • Wednesday 11 March
  • Tuesday 17 March
  • Wednesday 18 March

Applications for March 2015 have now closed and both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email by Friday 12 December

Itinerary

09.45: Arrive at Cromwell Green entrance, pass through security checks and proceed to Westminster Hall where you will be met by facilitators from Parliament’s Education Service
10.00 – 10.40: Introduction to day and sourced based activities
10.40 – 11.00: Students to meet Charles I and interview him
11.00 - 11:15: Break
11.15 – 11.55: “Rump Parliament” debate and vote
12.00 – 12.20: Students sentence the king
12.20 – 13.30: Lunch and travel to Banqueting House
13.30 – 13.40: Arrival at Banqueting House to be met by facilitator from HRP. Briefing on Whitehall Palace
13.40 – 13.55: Recap on morning’s events & Parliamentarian perspective
13.55 – 14.20: Introduction to Royalist perspective. Students prepare to interview the king
14.20: Students to meet the King and put their questions to him
14.45: Brief summary and Q&A
14.55: Final vote and evaluation
15.00:Finish

How to Book

 

Applications for March 2015 have now closed and both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email by Friday 12 December

 

 

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