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 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:-
1 - Fully Accessible
High Ropes - Bottom Level
2 - Fully Accessible
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