Students read the 'stories and anecdotes' text from Red Funnel's history microsite - they are reading for meaning and for information within the text.
This is a pre- or post-visit English resource that engages students with their visit to Red Funnel ferries. The resource task enables them to practice their reading and summarising skills, whilst learning about the historical events in the past that relate to Red Funnelâ€™s various vessel types. Students are asked to answer a serious of questions that relate to Red Funnelâ€™s historical anecdotes and stories featured on their history microsite. They have to select and retrieve information from the text. The resource content is designed for students in key stage 4.
Students could complete this resource pre-visit to gain a clearer understanding of some of the historical events in Red Funnelâ€™s transport history.
Students could complete this resource post-visit to enrich their visit and gain a further understanding of Red Funnel as a transport company, its heritage, and some of the historical events in its history.
Students will demonstrate various reading skills: e.g. reading of texts for meaning and for specific information. They will summarise and present information from the text in their own words, and respond to specific questions. They will gain a greater understanding of the history relating to Red Funnelâ€™s fleet.