DISCOVERY EDUCATION PRESENTS LIVE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP FROM WINDSOR CASTLE CELEBRATING QUEEN ELIZABETH II’S 90TH BIRTHDAY

Discovery Education today announced it will broadcast an exclusive virtual field trip for students around the world on June 10 at 9:30 A.M. EST  celebrating the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. 
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Silver Spring, Md. (June 6, 2016) – Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced it will broadcast an exclusive virtual field trip for students around the world on June 10 at 9:30 A.M. EST celebrating the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. During this unique, no-cost learning experience, students will be virtually transported to Windsor Castle in England for a unique exploration of The Queen’s life and a special celebration of Britain’s longest reigning monarch.

Hosted by British television presenters Diane Louise Jordan and Joe Crowley, ‘Happy Birthday, Your Majesty’ will take students inside the historic royal residence of Windsor Castle, which has served as the family home of British kings and queens for nearly 1,000 years. Suitable for students of all ages, this engaging, interactive broadcast will examine important moments in The Queen’s life and reign, shine a light on her role in the British constitution, and explore Her Majesty’s connection to the Commonwealth, a voluntary association of 53 countries that work together in the common interests of their citizens for development, democracy and peace. The event will also feature a glimpse inside Windsor Castle’s famous State Apartments, a performance by the Choristers of St George’s Chapel, and a collaborative writing experience featuring students in the UK, Canada, and India. This public opening of Windsor Castle, which is one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen, is managed by Royal Collection Trust.

The event will be streamed live on Discovery Education’s website, and schools can register by visiting www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/HMQ90. Schools watching live are encouraged to participate by submitting questions online via Twitter using the hashtag #HMQ90TeaParty. An archive of the event will be available for viewing after the event.

“I’m looking forward to utilizing this virtual field trip to deepen my students’ understanding of Queen Elizabeth II’s life and legacy,” said Dacia Jones, educator at North Carolina’s Durham Public Schools. “This memorable digital experience will transport my students to Windsor Castle – a place where they might otherwise never be able to go – and connect them to a global community of their peers.”

 “This unique virtual field trip gives students everywhere the opportunity to be involved in Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday celebrations,” said Kelli Campbell, senior vice president and digital learning officer at Discovery Education. “The program will shine a light on the important role she has played in history during her lifetime, and help teachers bring learning to life in a way that no textbook can.”

For more information about this Virtual Field Trip or other Discovery Education programs or and services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com.

About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 3 million educators and over 30 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

About Royal Collection Trust
Royal Collection Trust, a department of the Royal Household, is responsible for the care of the Royal Collection and manages the public opening of the official residences of The Queen. Income generated from admissions and from associated commercial activities contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational programmes. Royal Collection Trust’s work is undertaken without public funding of any kind.

www.royalcollection.org.uk

About Royal Collection Trust Learning
Royal Collection Trust Learning aims to inspire audiences to engage, enjoy and learn about the Royal Collection and the official residences of The Queen by delivering education programmes and resources online or onsite at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

www.royalcollection.org.uk/learning

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