Billy Cart Derby 2019, one of The King’s School, Tudor House’s favourite events, was a wonderful day of fun and friendly competition. As billy carts arrived in the back of utes, on trucks and in boots of cars, the Tudor House community gathered eagerly waiting for the races to begin. While last minute safety checks were completed, the Year 6 students stood by in great anticipation as it was finally time to show off their billy cart craftsmanship.
“Working in teams, the Year 6 students have been building their own colourful, creatively named and cleverly engineered billy carts,” said Head of School, Mrs Anni Sandwell.
While friends and families watched on with slight trepidation, racers took to the starting line for the parade and circuit around the course. True to the Tudorian way, teams worked together taking turns pushing one another around the course, ensuring no one was left out of the fun.
Tudorians then geared up for the second part of the day, the fast-paced downhill run to RB Darke Field. Students raced individually in their billy carts with maximum speed as a police officer stood by with his radar. After all races were completed, racers and spectators came together socially, sharing race stories over a delicious BBQ.
Many thanks to the Tudor Rose Auxiliary and teachers for their behind the scenes work, ensuring our legendary Billy Cart Derby Day was a resounding success. Thank you also to all the families within our community who came out and supported their billy cart drivers.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the Billy Cart Derby Day in 2020.