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Super Transport

Suitable for: 7-11 years (Key stage 2), 11-14 years (Key stage 3), Teachers

Available braille grades:

This fact book is all about amazing vehicles, from the exhilarating speed of the McLaren Formula racing car to the vast distances a container-ship travels. There is also speed on two wheels: the Ducati 1198 motorbike ridden by Moto GP legend and champion Carl Fogarty, and the revolutionary Lotus track racing bike that helped Chris Boardman win gold in the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.
We then speed on to the water in a sports hovercraft and learn ‘how it works’. Then we witness the amazing feats of bravery and rescue in the form of an Air Ambulance helicopter and the RNLI Tamar lifeboat. Then we jet off on a 747 jumbo jet and learn about its Royles Royce engines. Then we launch into space on board the Virgin Galactic. We also introduce the topical issue of carbon footprint and the effect global transportation has on the environment. We study the journey of a banana, from tree, to sea, to supermarket, following its journey on a container-ship and Sainsbury’s delivery lorry. Each audio commentary is introduced by TV presenter Dallas Campbell and each tactile picture is described by a young roving reporter, live on location and music and sound effects set the scene. This fact book may support subjects in the National Curriculum and would be useful as an educational resource in class. Also good for home-schooling, homework-help, project work and independent learning.


Listen to an audio clip

My team of young roving reporters and I have travelled on planes, trains, boats and even buses, to bring you our pick of top transport including;
super fast F1 racing car * sound
and superbike * sound
super size container ship * sound
and jumbo jet * sound
super cool sports hovercraft * sound
Lotus track racing bike * sound

What's inside

  • A collection of raised tactile pictures.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • A large print colour image pack.
  • Guidance notes for parents and teachers to help you make the most of using this book.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Lotus Sport Pursuit Bicycle: super cool
McLaren Formula 1 RacingCar: super fast
Ducati 1198 Superbike: super fast
Hovercraft and how it works: super speed
Transport for London – London Bus and Tube Train: super efficient
High Speed Train: superfast
Sainsbury’s Delivery Lorry: super efficient
Maersk Container Ship
RNLI Lifeboat: super hero
Air Ambulance: super hero
British Airways Boeing 747: super sky
Eurofighter Typhoon: super fighter
VirginGalactic: super sonic

What our members say

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Loved this pack Loved feeling the different types of transport as they were being described. I especially enjoyed the section on the history of the vehicles and the science behind them. I learnt some interesting facts which I could discuss with my Dad who has a motorbike. I would recommend this pack because it is interesting to hear all the different sounds the vehicles make. The pack gives you an understanding of the bodywork of the different vehicles. Rose
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