School of the Air

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Alice Springs , Australia
80 Head St
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adult/child $7.50/5
Opening hours
8.30am-4.30pm Mon-Sat, 1.30-4.30pm Sun
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Started in 1951, this was the first school of its type in Australia, broadcasting lessons to children over an area of 1.3 million sq km. While transmissions were originally all done over high-frequency radio, satellite broadband internet and web-cams now mean students can study in a virtual classroom. The guided tour of the centre includes a video. During school term you can view a live broadcast from 8.30am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday. The school is about 3km north of the town centre.