The internet has made a huge amount of data and information instantly available to a large number
of people. Sometimes an internet search will result in too many, unspecific responses and it can be
hard to identify the information you want. An important skill in ICT is the ability to be able to
effectively search for information and research a topic quickly and effectively.
Next year will be John Peters’ 50th birthday. As part of his celebrations he would like to visit the
town where his father was born and raised – Great Yarmouth. John is not very experienced at
internet research and so he has asked you to help him.
John has given you a specific set of questions he would like to know the answers to. Using an
internet search engine see if you can find the answers to John’s questions. Write your answers in
the boxes provided.
1. John lives in King’s Lynn, Norfolk. He would like to know how far it is to Great Yarmouth and
how long it is likely to take him to travel there by car.
Distance to Great Yarmouth in miles
Travel time to Great Yarmouth to the nearest half an hour
2. John is thinking of visiting Great Yarmouth during May next year. He would like to spend a long
weekend in the town. Find out the dates of the two bank holidays that fall in May next year.
First bank holiday D D M M Y Y
Second bank holiday
D D M M Y Y
3. John has heard that the east coast can be cold. Find out what the average high temperature is
in Great Yarmouth during May? How many days in May, on average, does it rain in Great
Average May temperature (in centigrade) in Great Yarmouth
Average number of rainy days
4. John knows that there is a monument to Lord Nelson (very similar to Nelson’s Column in
Trafalgar Square, London) in Great Yarmouth. Find out how high it is.
Height of Nelson’s Monument in feet
5. John has heard that Great Yarmouth had a unique system of narrow parallel streets called
‘Rows’. Find out how many rows there were?
Number of rows in Great Yarmouth