YES Centre student Bella (left) and Joanne from Pika Wiya about to look inside the RFDS plane.
RFDS TOUR AN EYE-OPENER FOR STUDENTS
Students studying health programs in the YES Centre received an insight into the operations of the Royal Flying Doctor Service when they visited the Port Augusta base last month.
Students studying Certificate II in Health Support Services and Certificate III in Individual Support toured the RFDS base on November 7.
Mrs Emily Doran, who delivers the courses in the YES Centre, said the students watched a film on how the RFDS was started and did a tour of the building.
They toured the communications room where at the time there were three planes in the air for South Australia and Northern Territory.
“We went into the clinical/waiting area and were shown the training rooms where nurses practice their skills to keep up to date,” Mrs Doran said.
“We then got shown through the plane. It was a lot smaller than anticipated!”
Mrs Doran said it was a “great tour”.
Year 11 student Isabelle Harrison was one of the students who went on the tour.
“I thought the best part of the visit was going inside the plane and seeing what it was like in there,” she said.
“It was so tiny.”