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WIGHTLINK FERRIES


EVERYTHING A TEACHER NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT WIGHTLINK FERRIES

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WIGHTLINK FERRIES, Portsmouth


"Part of Island Life"


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Every year, we carry over 4.8 million passengers, making us one of the UK's largest domestic ferry operators. We provide Island residents with an easy and frequent service to the mainland, as well as giving millions of holidaymakers a taste of Island life.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AVAILABLE

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Educational Resources available at Wightlink Ferries

Our qualified and experienced teachers have worked closely with Wightlink 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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COMING SOON!

The following resources are currently under development for Wightlink Ferries and will be available shortly:

SubjectKey StageAbilitySummary Description
HistoryUpper KS2MixedLocal history study

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 Wightlink Ferries is suitable for your particular students, we've summarised any accessibility issues for you in the section below.

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Wightlink Passenger Ferries

Assistance dogs allowedAssistance dogs allowed

Fully accessible except for outdoor sun deck area. Staff on-hand to assist with boarding and alighting.

Wightlink Vehicle Ferries

Assistance dogs allowedAssistance dogs allowed

Fully accessible, including WC. Lifts provided to at least one passenger deck.



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 Wightlink Ferries has any such restrictions during your preferred visit dates.

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Crossings take up to 45 minutes depending on route

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 Wightlink Ferries

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There are no special requirements for a visit to Wightlink 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 Wightlink 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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GENERIC RISK ASSESSMENT

We do not hold a generic risk assessment for this venue at present, although we are working on this and it will be published in advance of any visits booked here.

We appreciate that you may need to conduct your own assessment, and we will happily arrange a site visit for you. Simply contact us to request this.



ON-THE-DAY PROCEDURE

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LOCATION

Wightlink Ferries is located at:

Gunwharf Road
Portsmouth
PO1 2LA


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