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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.
  • 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 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

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

It was a very engaging experience for our students, particularly those students typically difficult to engage.

St. Mary's Dandenong

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

The variety of different activities, incorporating visual, hands on and physical engaged all students.

Camberwell South 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 variety of different activities, incorporating visual, hands on and physical engaged all students.

Camberwell South 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

All instructors were very enthusiastic and communicated with students with confidence and expertise in their activities.

Essendon Keilor College

Children enjoyed the hands-on activities and the different variety of stations provided for them. Instructions were clear for the children to understand. Very organised presentation

Cana Catholic Primary School

Your teaching staff were wonderful. They were excellent with all age groups and the students were absorbed by the incursions

Scoresby PS