To Kill A King programme

To Kill A King programme

This whole day session is a unique opportunity for pupils age 12-14 (years 7-9 England and Wales, S1-2 Scotland and years 8-10 Northern Ireland). Pupils follow in the footsteps of King Charles I from trial to execution.

 

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Ages: Age 11-14

Event Dates: Spring term

About the To Kill A King spring 2017 programme

Organisations that have not benefitted from a place on a programme in the last three years will be processed first.

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 pupils age 11-14 (years 7-9 England and Wales, S1-2 Scotland and years 8-10 Northern Ireland). Pupils follow in the footsteps of King Charles I through his trial, sentencing and execution.

Pupils 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 in 1649, before passing sentence.

In the afternoon the action will move to Banqueting House, the location of the king's execution, where pupils 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.

N.B. The Palace of Westminster part of this programme does not include a tour of the building. However there will be a short walk through some parts of the Palace.

Time

Itinerary for the day

Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament)

09.45 – 10.00:

Arrive at the Parliamentary Education Centre entrance, in Victoria Tower Gardens, where you will be met by facilitators from Parliament’s Education Service and pass through security checks

10.00 – 11.00:

Introduction to day and workshop – pupils find evidence against and prepare questions for King Charles I

11.00 – 11.20:

Brief walk through Royal Apartments and St Stephen’s Hall  

11.20 – 11.40:

Trial of King Charles I in Westminster Hall

11.40 – 12.00:

Pupils debate as "Rump Parliament", whether the King is guilty, write verdict, and death sentence

12.00 – 12.15:

Pupils sentence the King. Conclusion of first part of the visit at the Palace of Westminster

12.15 – 13.15:

Lunch and travel to Banqueting House

Banqueting House

13.15 – 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 – 14.25:

Introduction to Royalist perspective. Students prepare to interview the King

14.25 – 14.45:

Interrogation of the King in the Banqueting Hall

14.45:

Brief summary and Q&A

14.55:

Final vote and evaluation

15.00:

Finish

Visiting times and information

Open to: UK pupils age 11-14 (years 7-9 England and Wales, S1-2 Scotland and years 8-10 Northern Ireland)

Time/Duration: Session starts at 10.00am and finishes at 3.00pm across both sites.

Dates: There will be four sessions in the spring term. These will be on the following Tuesdays in March 2017. 

7 March

14 March

21 March 

28 March

Places per session: 32 (to include pupils and adults). 

Due to the availability of this programme, we are limiting spaces to 32 (to include pupils and adults) per organisation.

How to apply

For UK schools only

Our online application for this programme has now closed and all applicants (successful or not) will be notified by Friday 17 February 2017. 

Places will be offered through a random ballot of all applicants.

Applicants from organisations that have not benefitted from a place on an Education Service programme in the last three years will be processed first.

 

 

Information to help you plan a safe visit

Information to help you plan a safe visit

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Map of the Parliamentary estate

Map of the Parliamentary estate

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