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School Trip Activities

I haven't taught Functional ICT for a few years now and was quite surprised to find out that it was still going. Some of the help sheets here were originally written for older versions of Office software, but they should more or less work for more up to date ones.

These activities are an introduction to Functional IT Skills tasks.

They're a good way to judge your skills. If you can do them quickly and easily then you're probably working at Level 2. If you find them a bit trickier then you'll need to work at your skill level before you can pass at Level 2.

There are three activities in this set:

Activity A - a trip costs spreadsheet with a simple graph

Activity B - a poster to advertise the trip (this page)

Activity C - a letter to send home to parents


A school trip to Pleasurewood Hills is being planned. You have been asked to help the student office staff to plan the trip.

There will be 45 Year 10 students going on the trip, with 6 members of staff. The trip will take place on the last Wednesday of the summer term.

Activity B - Poster to advertise the trip:

The Head of Year 10 has asked you to produce a poster to advertise the trip to Pleasurewood Hills.

You need to include:

You will need to:

a) Produce the poster using suitable software. Make sure it is attractive but clear

b) Add your name, school and class in the footer of the poster

c) Save and print your poster. Check that it is fit for purpose.

PDF iconDownload a PDF version of the poster tasks. You can take this file and print it if you need to (right click and Save As)

> Go on to Activity C - a letter to send home to parents