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RED FUNNEL FERRIES


EVERYTHING A TEACHER NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT RED FUNNEL FERRIES

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RED FUNNEL FERRIES, Southampton


"The original Isle of Wight ferry company with a history spanning over 150 years"

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You have to take a ferry to reach the Isle of Wight ... so why not travel with Red Funnel and get your students learning from the moment they step on board?

Offering a wide range of learning activities covering most subjects and age groups, Red Funnel are our preferred travel partner.

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Red Funnel offers what is possibly the most comprehensive and detailed set of outdoor Human & Physical Geography resources anywhere in the UK!

With pre-visit, on-board and post-visit activities linked directly to the National Curriculum and GCSE syllabuses there's a huge selection of very detailed projects to fit pretty much any field of study. You really need to have a browse to appreciate the quality of these materials.

They also have an excellent suite of resources for many other subjects too!

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AVAILABLE

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REMEMBER: Our resources are included FREE of charge when booking your trip via Education Destination!

Educational Resources available at Red Funnel Ferries

Our qualified and experienced teachers have worked closely with Red Funnel Ferries to develop a range of high quality curriculum-relevant learning resources and activities to help you and your students get the most out of a visit. These cover many subjects and age groups, and are a mix of pre-visit, on-site and post-visit activities to support your preferred teaching style.

To find suitable resources, first select the appropriate Key Stage and then scroll down to your subject below.

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10 Key Stage 1 resources offered at this venue View this key stage across ALL venues
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ART & DESIGN1

HISTORY OF ART & DESIGN1

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HISTORY2

CHRONOLOGICAL UNDERSTANDING1

HISTORY STUDY1

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MATHEMATICS2

GEOMETRY2

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P.S.H.E.1

WORKING WITH OTHERS1

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SCIENCE4

BIOLOGY2

CHEMISTRY2

28 Lower Key Stage 2 resources offered at this venue View this key stage across ALL venues
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ART & DESIGN2

CREATIVITY IN ART & DESIGN1

HISTORY OF ART & DESIGN1

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ENGLISH4

READING2

WRITING (COMPOSITION)1

GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY1

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GEOGRAPHY11

HUMAN AND PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY4

LOCATIONAL KNOWLEDGE2

PLACE KNOWLEDGE4

GEOGRAPHICAL SKILLS AND FIELDWORK1

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HISTORY5

CHANGES IN THE PAST1

CHRONOLOGICAL UNDERSTANDING1

HISTORY STUDY3

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MATHEMATICS2

STATISTICS / HANDLING DATA2

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WORKING WITH OTHERS1

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SCIENCE2

BIOLOGY2

42 Upper Key Stage 2 resources offered at this venue View this key stage across ALL venues
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ENGLISH6

SPOKEN LANGUAGE2

READING2

WRITING (COMPOSITION)1

GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY1

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GEOGRAPHY15

FIELDWORK INVESTIGATION6

HUMAN AND PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY3

LOCATIONAL KNOWLEDGE2

PLACE KNOWLEDGE2

GEOGRAPHICAL SKILLS AND FIELDWORK2

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HISTORY4

CHANGES IN THE PAST1

CHRONOLOGICAL UNDERSTANDING1

HISTORY STUDY2

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MATHEMATICS3

STATISTICS / HANDLING DATA3

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P.S.H.E.3

HEALTH AND WELLBEING2

WORKING WITH OTHERS1

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SCIENCE4

BIOLOGY2

PHYSICS2

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CROSSOVER PROJECTS6

MULTI-VENUE PROJECTS6

47 Key Stage 3 resources offered at this venue View this key stage across ALL venues
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ART & DESIGN1

CREATIVITY IN ART & DESIGN1

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ENGLISH6

SPOKEN LANGUAGE2

READING2

WRITING (COMPOSITION)1

GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY1

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GEOGRAPHY16

FIELDWORK INVESTIGATION6

HUMAN AND PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY8

GEOGRAPHICAL SKILLS AND FIELDWORK2

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HISTORY4

CHRONOLOGICAL UNDERSTANDING1

IDEAS, POLITICAL POWER, INDUSTRY AND EMPIRE: BRITAIN 1745-19013

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MATHEMATICS3

STATISTICS / HANDLING DATA2

WORKING MATHEMATICALLY1

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P.S.H.E.3

HEALTH AND WELLBEING2

WORKING WITH OTHERS1

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SCIENCE8

PHYSICS8

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CROSSOVER PROJECTS6

MULTI-VENUE PROJECTS6

33 Key Stage 4 resources offered at this venue View this key stage across ALL venues
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ENGLISH2

READING2

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GEOGRAPHY19

FIELDWORK INVESTIGATION6

HUMAN AND PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY13

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MATHEMATICS2

STATISTICS / HANDLING DATA1

WORKING MATHEMATICALLY1

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SCIENCE4

PHYSICS4

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CROSSOVER PROJECTS6

MULTI-VENUE PROJECTS6

12 Key Stage 5 resources offered at this venue View this key stage across ALL venues
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GEOGRAPHY6

FIELDWORK INVESTIGATION6

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CROSSOVER PROJECTS6

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GEOGRAPHY12

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CROSSOVER PROJECTS6

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EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES



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SITE ACCESSIBILITY


The following information is not intended to form a comprehensive access statement; it is provided to highlight particular areas of concern for disabled visitors. We do not warrant that this information is fit for purpose or accurate. Education Destination will happily assist with gathering information in respect of particular concerns, or help you arrange an inspection visit.

To help you determine whether Red Funnel Ferries is suitable for your particular students, we've summarised any accessibility issues for you in the section below.

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Red Funnel Passenger Ferries

Assistance dogs allowedAssistance dogs allowed

Fully accessible. Staff on-hand to assist with boarding and alighting.

Red Funnel Vehicle Ferries

Assistance dogs allowedAssistance dogs allowed

Fully accessible, including WC. Lifts provided to all levels.



SCHEDULING YOUR VISIT


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Opening Dates, Times and Restrictions

Many Island venues and attractions, especially those outdoors, have limitations on opening times during the year. Additionally, some have limits on the number of group tours on any given date for safety and capacity reasons.

This section helps you identify whether Red Funnel Ferries has any such restrictions during your preferred visit dates.

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Crossings are either 1 hour long (vehicle ferry) or 25 minutes (high speed passenger ferry).

Open all year




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SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


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In this section we've highlighted any special clothing or equipment you'll need to bring in order to get the most out of a visit to Red Funnel Ferries

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There are no special requirements for a visit to Red Funnel Ferries.


SITE SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION


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All of the supporting documentation you'll need

One of the most common issues faced by teachers when planning trips is ensuring that all of the relevant paperwork is in place, and that the lead teacher and their assistants are fully briefed about each venue before they arrive.

Our experienced teachers have done most of this work for you. In this section you'll find a sample Risk Assessment covering all of the typical activities undertaken at Red Funnel Ferries by groups of students, along with a detailed "On The Day" Procedure which sets out everything you need to know about the site before you get there.

If there are any other mandatory considerations, such as HSE advice sheets for animal attractions or outdoor activity centres, you'll also find these below.

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Venue overview for Red Funnel Ferries
VENUE OVERVIEW - FOR TEACHERS

A brief overview of Red Funnel Ferries prepared especially for teachers.

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Generic risk assessment for Red Funnel Ferries
GENERIC RISK ASSESSMENT

For your convenience this generic risk assessment has been prepared to cover all of the typical activities undertaken at Red Funnel Ferries. You may use it as the basis for your own documentation. We do not warrant that this is either complete or accurate, and would be happy to help arrange a site pre-visit if required.

Generic Risk Assessment (PDF) →


On the day procedure for Red Funnel Ferries
ON-THE-DAY PROCEDURE

Our handy guide to distribute to your adult supervisors just before arrival. This essential document sets out in summary form everything you need to know about the venue, from a useful site navigation map to the locations of toilets and first aid boxes, lost child procedures, special clothing or equipment requirements etc.

On-the-Day Procedure (PDF) →




Facilities Overview

The ferries have indoor lounges and outside decks.
Catering is available throughout the crossing.
The lounges are fully seated and the outdoor areas have benches.
There are toilets adjacent to the main passenger lounges on "B" Deck
Phone reception is excellent, including 4G for most of the crossing. Free WiFi.

GROUP LEADER FEEDBACK


Verified feedback from previous group visits...

Joanne Clark, KS2 Teacher | 04/04/2017 | 80 x Lower KS2
Roxanne Dee, Head of Travel & Tourism | 11/10/2016 | 17 x KS4
David Higginbottom, KS3 Teacher | 20/10/2015 | 30 x KS3
Amy King, KS2 Teacher | 13/10/2015 | 26 x Lower KS2
Jennifer Banfield, KS2 Teacher | 07/05/2015 | 90 x Upper KS2


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SITE PLAN & TEACHER'S MAP
Site Plan

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LOCATION

Red Funnel Ferries is located at:

12 Bugle St
Southampton
SO14 2JY


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