Launceston Christian School annual billy cart race kicks off

RACING: Launceston Christian School grade 5 pupils and billy cart racers Sharon Gbasie in the driver's seat, Madeleine Morgan, Ella Steyne and Faith Ranson get ready to race. Picture: Phillip Biggs

RACING: Launceston Christian School grade 5 pupils and billy cart racers Sharon Gbasie in the driver's seat, Madeleine Morgan, Ella Steyne and Faith Ranson get ready to race. Picture: Phillip Biggs

The competition was fierce at Launceston Christian School when pupils took part in their annual billy cart race on Friday. 

The school’s grade 5 and 6 pupils were tasked to create billy carts in teams many months ago and after all the hard work, they were eager to get racing. 

The pupils raced with carts along a winding track with one person pushing and another steering. 

Carts were built in all different shapes and sizes, showing off the creativity of each of the 18 teams.

Faith Ranson, 11, and her team built their cart around a Mad Hatter theme. 

“We decided to buy big googly eyes and put faces and cards on it to play with it a bit,” Faith said.

“It was a lot of fun, I got to learn how to do welding and grinding with Dad.

“The whole point of it is that we’re just having fun, we’re not actually racing to get a certificate.”

Head of the Junior School Kelvin Todd said he was extremely proud of how well all the teams had worked together on their carts. 

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