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Billy Carts

Design, build and drive in our engaging and longest running incursion

RECOMMENDED FOR FOUNDATION - YEAR 12

Hands-on, engaging and like no other incursion, we run three variations of our most popular, and longest running incursion to suit all age groups; 

 

P-2 students will investigate different types of vehicles- fast, slow, heavy, light, wood, metal, big, small- and how they compare when raced against each other and down our ramp.

3-4 students will race against the clock, following a procedure to build their own billy cart.

5-6 students will complete the building of their billy carts based on various design briefs.

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 personalised focus and each iteration of this incursion can include links to English, Mathematics, Science, History, Design & Technology. It’s also a wonderful addition to any Science Week.

We will assist you in selecting the Billy Cart Incursion that best suits your year group, 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.
  • 40 students maximum per session
  • 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. Please see our 'Billy Cart Kits' page for more information.

Billy Carts

Focus

Billy Carts offers 3 different incursions to suit your year level and focus.

Common focus areas in these incursions are:

  • STEM
  • Simple Machines
  • Forces and Motion
  • Materials
  • Design Solutions
  • Safety procedures
  • Leadership and Team Work

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

All students were engaged with fun hands-on outdoor activities. The small compass was a great bonus for students. Some of my students used theirs during lunch break and had more practice at using compass. Thanks heaps!

Darul Ulum College of Victoria

The Incursion most definitely engaged our usually difficult to engage students, mainly because its very hands on and 'fun' for the students. I think Billy Carts was one of my own and the students favourite incursion so far. They had a fantastic time participating in the activities and riding their own Billy Carts.

Sirius College

We used the Billy Cart and Hip Hop incursions as activities for our Year 2 camp day. The kids loved it! The activities were structured, energetic and engaging. The kids slept beautifully that night at the sleep over. Big thanks to Mel and Brent- they were awesome with the kids!

Aspendale Gardens PS

Presenters were extremely good. My students were very excited and enjoyed the experience. My girls wrote about the opportunity to use a screwdriver, they loved it. Well done to everyone.

Glenroy West PS, Denise Mendham

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

Tinkering was a brilliant incursion! Will be booking more incursions with you for next year :-)

Parktone PS

All students were highly engaged and really enjoyed it. Your instructor you provided was sensational and knew how to control the students.

Burwood PS

I just wanted to give a huge shout out to Brent who came to our school earlier this week to do the Billy Cart Incursion. Brent your enthusiasm was infectious and the students absolutely loved the four experiences you set out. The majority of students had never heard of a billy cart, let alone had the opportunity to ride on one, so this was a massive thrill for them. The feedback from all of the teachers involved was positive and they noted how well you explained the ins and outs of a billy cart to the students. In addition, your detailed explanation of how each of the four stations would work allowed students a smooth transition from one activity to the next. Thanks so much, we will definitely look to use you again in the future and will spread the word where possible.

Trudy Ellmoos, Penshurst Public School

I had very good feedback from both pupils and teachers, and we really liked Mel, Amy, Jamie and Ryan. All grades enjoyed the activities and the slime was definitely a hit! All in all, thank you very much, we are very happy with the incursion and looking forward to seeing you again for more.

Camberwell PS

Ryan was fabulous, he engaged the students and had them excited to learn. The incursion was a great introduction into circuits and the students where buzzing with their learning back in the classroom. Thanks you!

Antonio Park PS