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25 March

Where's all the toilet paper?

Sydney Morning Herald | March 20, 2020 'Where's all the toilet paper?': Answering kids' coronavirus questions What is the coronavirus? Can I have play dates and birthday parties? Can we help? The kids have questions! So we have gathered them up and answered them in a way the young ones will understand. We even got them to illustrate the story. Have you heard people talking about the coronavirus? It’s a cousin of the flu, and…
03 May

Herald Sun Kids News

AUSTRALIA’s Royal Flying Doctor Service turns 90 this month. And they’ll be celebrating burning toilet rolls, among other things. The RFDS has been saving lives and finding solutions* on how to reach people since 1928. Using burning toilet rolls to light up make-shift* runways is just one of those amazing solutions.  Click here to read the full story
02 December

Sunraysia Daily | 21 April

A LIFE-size Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) aeromedical simulator will be on display in Mildura this weekend as part of Sunraysia support group fundraising efforts. The simulator, measuring almost five metres long, offers an activity for young and old and will be at Mildura Bunnings Ware- house in Fifteenth Street tomorrow between 10am and 4pm. The RFDS Sunraysia support group was formed in 1999 and has since raised more than $550,000 for the service. The…
01 December

Shepperton News | 3 August 2017
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Bendigo Advertiser | 4 August 2017
01 December

Shepperton News | 3 August 2017
02 December

By Chloe Jordan and Sophie Reynolds | 5 June 2017

On Monday the 5th of June 2017, the royal flying doctors service came to our school to visit and teach us about their service and their work. It was fun and it taught us many interesting facts. Tom taught us about the Royal Flying Doctors service, he has visited our school a few years ago. He taught us many interesting facts such as who founded the Royal Flying Doctors. Learning about the founder, Mr John…
01 December

Sunraysia Daily | 24 April 2017

HUNDREDS of children took the controls of a Royal Flying Doctor Service aero- plane on Saturday. The simulator is in town for a week as part of an educational tour teaching families about the life- saving health services the RFDS provides. Stationed at Bunnings on Saturday, RFDS Victoria education manager Tom Ryan said the simulator was a great way to begin a con- versation about health with children and teaching them about the mobile health…
19 November

Herald Sun | 10 November 2016

11-year-old’s Bunnings sausage sizzle raises $7000 for Royal Flying Doctor Service TED Perton’s fundraising efforts are cooking with gas. The 11-year-old from Port Melbourne has cooked up over 65 kilograms of snags — and pumped out a sausage a minute outside Bunnings — in a bid to raise money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. And the Grade 6 student at Melbourne Grammar’s Grimwade House has raised a whopping $7000 to help provide primary health…
11 September

'Captain' Tom Ryan swoops in on 69 schools in 18 days

ABC Northern Tasmania recently caught up with RFDS Victoria Education Manager Tom Ryan doing a ‘fly-drive’ visit to Tasmanian schools. Tom has been towing our aero-medical simulator to schools all over the State, speaking to 69 classes in 18 days. Rick Eaves climbed aboard the trailer-bound plane at the East Ulverstone Primary School and found kids completely immersed in role-play. Doctors and nurses checked beeping ECGs and yelled for help, pilots tried not to crash,…
30 May

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23 May

Launch for LUITS teaching Resource

  Since its inception in 2011, the RFDS Education Program has reached over 15,000 students across Victoria, Tasmania and NSW. The program is multi-faceted in that it combines an incursion program supported by high level and relevant teaching resources into Primary schools. Our goal was to make this resource useful to the classroom teacher in implementing the curriculum into schools. In 2013, the University of Melbourne were commissioned to research the value of…
19 May

Look up in the Sky! It’s the Flying Doctor!

Media Release20 May, 2016 Launching on Monday 23 May, the Royal Flying Doctor Service is making education easier with its new online resources for students from Grade 2 to 6. The rich and vibrant history of the Flying Doctor is a great backdrop for children to learn about Australia. The new online resource, with videos, lessons, resources and more, connects children from the city to those of their same age in country areas.  It details…

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Look! Up in the Sky is a comprehensive educational resource which has been written by a team of practising and registered teachers for Primary School students.

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