WHAT HAD TO BE DONE (BEFORE THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN) FOR MEL TO GET MEDICAL HELP? Mel is airlifted by the Royal Flying Doctor Service to Alice Springs Hospital Mel is travelling across a farming property on a motorbike. The wheel gets stuck in a wombat hole and she is thrown from the bike.
REVERSE CHRONOLOGY This is Helen Springs Station as seen on Google Earth. Open Google Maps in a new browser and type in Helen Springs Station to go on a virtual excursion. Make 5 observations of the local environment you see around you.
REVERSE CHRONOLOGY This is a picture of Mel receiving medical assistance by the Royal Flying Doctor Service after falling off her motorbike at Helen Springs Station (680 kilometres north of Alice Springs)
WATCH THE SHORT DOCUMENTARY ‘THE FURTHEST CORNER’ ABOUT THE WAY THE ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE HAS ADDRESSED THE ISSUE OF DISTANCE IN SUPPLYING MEDICAL SUPPORT TO OUTBACK COMMUNITIES.
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AS A CLASS, PLAN WHAT YOUR EXHIBITION STAND WILL LOOK LIKE. IT WILL BE USEFUL TO BREAK INTO SMALL GROUPS TO WORK ON SPECIFIC ASPECTS OF THE STAND. When you have finished, invite other classes from your school to visit your stand, explaining to them about the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
COMMUNICATION The exhibition will be very crowded and you will need to make your ideas stand out. You can communicate your knowledge through a range of styles such as: 1. Pamphlets to give out to visitors2. Videos to play on the screen stand3. A display model4. A podcast for visitors to download5. A poster for…
CONTENT Use the information you gathered during your museum visit as a starting point and do some extra research to create an exhibition stand to share the following information with local and international visitors: How did the Royal Flying Doctor Service begin?Why is the Royal Flying Doctor Service so important in Australia?Who were some of…
SCENARIO: A government committee is keen to revive the International Exhibition in Australia and would like to showcase some of the organisations that helped shape Australia from the early twentieth century to today. Your class has been asked to put together a stand about the Royal Flying Doctor Service.