We want our website to be accessible and easy to use for everyone. Please read this page if you are having any difficulties!
This website has been designed to make full use of multimedia activities, including Flash activities, movies and sounds. These require that you have the appropriate plugins installed on your computer, including up to date versions of Flash and Quicktime. If you do not have the plugins already, you can download them from the links below.
Most of the 'Flash' interactive activities have an 'enter/exit full screen' button. Clicking this button will cause the activity to display over the whole of your monitor. This is intended to allow teachers to display activities on whiteboards at a larger size than would normally be possible, no longer constrained by the space available in a browser window.
The diagrams of 'the lifecycle of a cd' and 'the journey of a strawberry' can be downloaded in pdf file format, which also allows documents to be viewed in full screen mode. To display pdf files in full screen, save the pdf to your computer and then open it in Adobe reader. In Adobe Reader, use Ctrl+L to toggle in and out of full screen mode.
We have provided text based alternatives to multimedia activities wherever possible. These will usually be in the form of Microsoft Word files as this will allow you to format the content to suit your own needs - for example if you want to enlarge the text, remove answers to questions and save them in a separate file, and so on.
If you want to save the file to your hard disk, right click the link and select the "save as" option.
If you want to, you should be able to resize almost all of the text using your browser controls (a few bits of the text are actually graphic images and therefore have a fixed size).
You might find the links below helpful if you are unfamiliar with the controls built into your web browser.
All pages on this site should be valid to XHTML 1.0 Transitional and use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
We also follow the Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 and aim to meet all level A and double-A checkpoints.