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Billy Carts

Build, test and drive in our engaging and longest running incursion

RECOMMENDED FOR FOUNDATION - YEAR 12

Billy carts is easily adaptable and will vary depending on your focus.  Students might like to investigate the different properties and materials of types of vehicles or race against the clock as they follow a procedure or a design brief. 

 
All students will spend time using tools and hardware in the workshop to create their own vehicles and simple machines and of course everyone (including teachers!) will have the opportunity to jump on the billy carts and burn around our track!

Our qualified teachers are fantastic at tailoring this incursion to suit your focus so please give us as much information as possible.
 

All you have to do is check the 'Important Information' below and we will do the rest.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • A large unfurnished gymnasium or hall is required for this Incursion
  • Our instructor will arrive an hour before your start time to set up
  • This session runs for 90 minutes.
  • 45 students maximum per session (approximately)
  • We will structure the sessions around your school timetable
  • Teachers must be present during the session
  • A minimum 75% deposit must be made 7 days from the date of booking for your incursion to go ahead.
  • You will be invoiced in accordance to your normal student numbers. Please let us know if there are any variations on the day and we will amend the invoice accordingly.
 

We Sell Billy Cart Kits!

Billy Cart Kits are available for purchase for $150+ GST each. These make for fantastic class follow up activities as 1 between 8-10 students. Please see our 'Billy Cart Kits' page for more information.

Billy Carts

Focus

Billy Carts offers a variation of activities and equipment between grades F-2 and 3+ to suit your curriculum focus and different students abilities. 

Common focus areas for this incursion are:

  • Push, Pull and Forces
  • Friction and Gravity
  • How things move
  • Teamwork and Leadership
  • Deign processes and Inventions
  • History and Transport
  • Simple Machines
  • Celebrations
  • STEM

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Our students were so engaged. They all found something to do. They got to work together, follow rules and have fun. They also experienced working with wheels and building. It was a wonderful activity for 37 children in our program. Emily was positive, helpful and calm. Thank you

Morrabin PS

Really great, met the children's needs, developmentally appropriate and extended the children well. All children were engaged at all times which was fabtastic!

Wyndarra Children's Centre

Brilliant! Brent's approach was very child centred and the content of the incursion fitted perfectly with our program content. Brent and his assistants really engaged with our students and took the time to explore movement with them in each of the toy play stations. Thank you!

Kingsgrove Public School

Thanks to Mel, the students loved the experience. It's great to know that they will remember the experience and have a vice (their take-home crystals) to use to bring them happy thoughts in times of sadness/anger! Hopefully we will have a unit next year that will be enhanced by one of your programs.

Ringwood Heights PS

Ryan was terrific, had all of the kids engaged. There were cries from the kids at the end ‘that it was the best excursion ever’

Alphington Primary School

The Prep children had a fantastic session with the variety of toys. Their interaction reinforced the learning areas we were working through, such as movement, materials, texture and so on.
Thank you for an enjoyable and worthwhile session.

Knox Gardens PS

Brilliant! Brent's approach was very child centred and the content of the incursion fitted perfectly with our program content. Brent and his assistants really engaged with our students and took the time to explore movement with them in each of the toy play stations. Thank you!

Kingsgrove Public School

Thank you Brent for your organisation and enthusiasm with our Billy Carts incursion. Our students had a fantastic time and loved the hands on activities you provided.

St Kevins PS, Hampton Park

Very prepared and all children involved in each task. Instructions were clear and easy to understand. Each task was engaging and extremely fun!

Tucker Road PS

All the students were all definitely engaged and also learnt many science facts as well. It was all handled very professionally and teachers were able to just observe without having to intervene or having to run experiments.

Casey Grammar School