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Longreach School of the Air Tours


Longreach School of the Air Tours
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We invite you to join us in touring one of the largest classrooms in the world! Observe our school in action and learn how education is delivered using technology ‘in the bush’. Tours are run twice daily at 9:00 am and 10:30 am, Monday to Friday...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
10349 Landsborough Hwy, Longreach, Queensland 4730, Australia
+61 7 4658 4232
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a real working school which has guided tours twice a day. Most of its pupils are hundreds of miles away, on remote sheep and cattle stations. Fascinating to see a teacher standing in a classroom delivering a lesson, but instead of kids in...More

Thank madd0c
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Professional tour and very informative. Got to see teachers live in action giving lessons to kids and saw kids responding electronically with their answers. Great school, fully equipped. These outback kids lack nothing. The service School of the Air provides is exceptional and the funds...More

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Don't miss this. I had been before a long time ago when they still used the radios and "roger" and "over" terminology. Today it is fully computerised and every child has a laptop and can talk to the teacher and others in the class. They...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 24 August 2018

What a great service for the children of the outback! There are limited tours and if you aren't on time, you may miss it. That would be a shame because it really is an interesting tour. I remember being fascinated as a child hearing about...More

Thank eeplebneesta
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This was a very interesting tour, full of information and it was great to see how it's all done. This is a great program for the outback kids and the staff that we met were really lovely. We watched Miss O'Shea conduct her lesson, she's...More

Thank N R
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

This was a very informative and interesting tour. Our guide was very experienced and was very passionate about her teaching role at the school. We would highly recommend this tour.

Thank Stephley
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Just great. You just have to do this tour. Anything you buy goes to an awesome school. I know we all have schools that need money but when you do the tour you'll understand why this school is just so, so special!!!

Thank WheresWobbles
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We visited this recently and were very impressed. It was so interesting to see how children of the outback are educated. The guided tour and video showed the classrooms, resources and how students and their teachers communicate over the vast distances. Would recommend this tour.

Thank jlg644
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

We attended the school, and the tour was excellent , lovely to see all the children’s work, wry well worth the trip

Thank Leanne W
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

This is so well worth doing..we saw lessons in progress and learned so much about what it takes to teach remote kids. We left impressed by the wonderful and extensive opportunities these kids have and the excellent organisation and support structures that keep it all...More

Thank HelenDavidK
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