This lesson is not available for Day Visits
Experience the freedom of flight trees.

Recommended Staff : Student Ratio for this Activity:- 1 : 4
(Blackwood Staff can never be considered as part of any staff : student ratio during the delivery of any lesson)

Risk Register

Blackwood proudly offers students a unique opportunity to further challenge themselves beyond their comfort zones by accepting the challenge of flight and accessing our flying foxes.  While this lesson can be implemented as a single lesson, it is best conducted in conjunction with High Ropes or the Climbing Tower.

There are 2 Flying Foxes at Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre.  All different in their take-off height & length but all follow the same safety precautions and speed restrictions.  With this in mind accessing our Flying Foxes still offers students a exhilarating experience as they can choose a variety of in-flight experiences:-

  • Eyes Closed ... Eyes Open
  • Silent ... Noisy
  • Tight Grip ... No hands
  • Vertical ... Inverted 
  • Individually ... With a Friend

...... or ALL OF THE ABOVE.

The Flying Foxes at Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre are found in the following locations:-

Flying Fox


Launch Height


1 - Fully Accessible

High Ropes - Bottom Level



2 - Fully Accessible

Climbing Tower



Have fun and enjoy the in-flight entertainment. 

Minimum time allocation: 45min

Victorian Curriculum learning area/capability:

  • HPE – Movement and Physical Activity: Learning through Movement
  • SCSO – Social Awareness and Management: Collaboration, Relationships and Diversity
  • SCSE – Self-awareness and Management: Developing resilience

2015 - Flying Foxes (attached to the High Ropes Course) established at Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre
2020 - Flying Fox (attached to the Climbing Tower) established at Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre

Flying Fox Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre

Acknowledgment to Country

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people who are the traditional Owners of the country we work on and recognize their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. I’d also like to acknowledge the deep knowledge systems and the amazing ability of first nations peoples to pass that knowledge through generations, as incredible teachers themselves. 

Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre is a DET Victorian school campus that embraces inclusion and respect for all special school students. Any donations are greatly appreciated and go directly to improving learning outcomes and opportunities for our students.

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