Many Australian children in the outback live hundreds of miles away from their nearest school. How do children go to school when they live so far away? The answer is the School of the Air, which was founded in the early 1950s. At first lessons were given by two-way radio and students sent their homework to their teachers by post. Now, because of the Internet, students can send their work by email. There are now 16 Schools of the Air in Australia teaching pupils in an area larger than 1.5 million square kilometres. At the end of the school year Schools of the Air sometimes have a sports day or graduation ceremony. It is a chance for students to meet and get to know other students. Some parents drive their children to the school by car, others live so far away that they have to come by plane.