Narromine’s Rotary Park was the place to be for the grand unveiling of some marvellous machines which had been weeks in the making.
Narromine Public School teacher Tim Tarrant said years 3 and 4 students had helped build and decorate the billy carts.
“It is part of a 10-week program aimed at increasing their engagement in literacy and building stronger links with the community,” he said.
“Students participate in literacy sessions that are focused on their own learning needs and build in the afternoons.”
There was plenty of fun to be had as the students put their wooden creations through their paces down the grassy slope at Rotary Park, under the watchful eye of Mr Tarrant and friends and family who had gathered to provide “push power” to launch the carts.
Narromine Men’s Shed members John Mutton and Peter Fenemore helped build the carts after Mr Tarrant approached the organisation seeking volunteers to help.
Mr Mutton said he had made a few billy carts in his time and working with the students was a great experience.
“They especially enjoyed being able to use a cordless drill,” he said.
Mr Tarrant also thanked Treseders Home Hardware for supplying equipment used to build the carts.
He said a billy cart would also be raffled for a fundraiser at a school fete on October 20.