Team has billy abil­ity

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

LO­CALS en­joyed some old­school fun at the in­au­gu­ral Cock­burn Cen­tral Billy Cart Fes­ti­val re­cently.

The event, where par­tic­i­pants from all over raced their cre­ations down a 150m track, was run to pro­mote the town cen­tre and raise funds for the eat­ing dis­or­der ward at Princess Mar­garet Hos­pi­tal.

A group from the City of Cock­burn Youth Cen­tre had weeks of hard work pay off when they com­peted in three races, earn­ing them­selves an ef­fort award.

Cock­burn youth ser­vices pro­gram and ac­tiv­i­ties of­fi­cer Cory Arms, who was the team’s chief rac­ing me­chanic, said it had taken six weeks to put the cart to­gether us­ing reused and up­cy­cled odds and ends and do­nated ma­te­rial.

“The young peo­ple re­ally en­joyed com­ing up with ideas for the billy cart and then cre­at­ing it,” he said.

“They have learnt hands-on skills and about work­ing as a team, plus it’s just been good old fash­ioned fun.”

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