Learn about the Royal Flying Doctor Service!
The Look! Up in the Sky Education Program is an online teaching resource and an incursion program that brings geography & history to life through stories of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. It also teaches important health messaging delivered through our primary health programs and it helps to achieve our vision of improving health outcomes.
With a focus on Primary aged children, the program engages both students & teachers through short films, a virtual museum, photos and project materials.
Students are also encouraged to explore and role-play in a life sized model on an RFDS plane – the simulator and learn about what we do. We come to you!
School of the Air
What would it be like to go to School of the Air? What if you used a radio to communicate with your teachers? Watch this video to see what it is like to live in the outback and be a student of the School of the Air.
AT YOUR SCHOOL
Our Aeromedical Simulator is available to visit schools in Victoria.
An experienced educator and presenter will bring the Aeromedical Simulator to your school to visit the classes that are studying the “Look Up In The Sky” resource to bring the work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service to life.
Download our App to play 4 games promoting healthy living:
- Earn star rewards for how well you play the games.
- Use your rewards to unlock equipment for the RFDS.
- Click on the in app link to join the Kids Club.
What school’s say
The students and staff all thought this incursion was excellent. Tom was great with the kids and engaged them from the start. The stories were interesting and provided meaning to the RDFS. We could have listened to his stories
Loved it. The children were totally engaged and enjoyed Tom’s humour and stories. They had a wonderful experience to share and promote their language development. Tom is a wonderful presentor who forms connections with children with ease. He interacted warmly with all school students and staff and went out of his way to make the…
Everything was done extremely well, in a time that suited the students age and how they were coping. At no time was anything left out or took too long. Brilliant , brilliant, brilliant. Thank you
Tom was very engaging. The teaching activities on the website were valuable. The students were very motivated. The plane was a bonus. We would highly recommend the program. It was well planned and executed.
The RFDS resources are excellent. They are well set out and easy to follow. Not only are the resources well set out for staff but they are also very enticing for students. All students valued the beautifully presented workbook. The DVD provided an excellent way of introducing the program to students and encouraged engagement. All…
I found the whole program to be great and the information/research involved in the booklet supports our curriculum very well and in a ways that children respond to well. The suggested activities added interest and extended the children well. Overall a great program. Thank you!