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Allow your students the opportunity to experience the freedom of flight.

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)

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 3 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

Location

Launch Height

Length

1 - Fully Accessible

High Ropes - Bottom Level

5m

32m

2

High Ropes - Top Level

9½m

36m

3 - Fully Accessible

Climbing Tower

7½m

64½

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 https://www.blackwoodssoec.vic.edu.au/images/lessons/flying-fox/Flying_Fox_10.jpg Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre

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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