Country kids receive virtual lesson of a lifetime

Two School of the Air students take a dive to the depths of the Great Barrier Reef. 

The McIntosh family has been educated via School of the Air for at least three of the seven generations they have lived on their farm. Living on Gum Creek Station, five hours north of Adelaide, their geographical location means that working, living and learning all happens on the farm.

Loving parents Lisa and Tom know the importance of keeping up with the latest technologies and encourage their two children, James (9) and Emily (6), to go online to learn, create and discover.

Unfortunately, prior to receiving services over the nbn™ network they could barely access a YouTube video, but now with access to the Sky Muster™ service, the kids are able to satisfy their appetite for learning by tapping into online resources that were previously off-limits.

Harnessing their increased connectivity, James and Emily have been transported to depths of the Great Barrier Reef in a virtual excursion using ‘state-of-the-art videoconferencing technology’.*

Unlocking unique learning experiences, the virtual underwater tour was something that the kids would have never been able to access if it weren’t for the world-leading Sky Muster™ Satellite service.

The nbn™ Sky Muster™ service is providing remote school students like the McIntosh kids with greater access to educational tools, helping to level the playing field between city and country.

Watch as James and Emily meet a scuba diver from The Great Barrier Reef and discover one of the seven wonders of the natural world from their remote classroom. 

*Your experience including the speeds actually achieved over the nbn™ network depends on the technology over which services are delivered to your premises and some factors outside our control like your equipment quality, software, broadband plans, signal quality and how your service provider designs its network.