NBN satellite to bring outback pupils closer

Outback NBNMonday 4th May 2015

Bailey Brooks and Tilly Warby have been going to school together, 900 kilometres apart, since pre-school. 

From 8am until 2pm the six-year-olds chat, make sock puppets and do yoga together, along with 13 other students in their class – spread as far as the tropics of the Tiwi Islands to the terracotta desert of Corella Creek. 

The whole learning experience for these students could change when the Australian National Broadband Network (NBN) satellite is launched from French Guiana in South America later this year.

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