It all began with the creation of racing teams and roles within each team. Each team considered their team members strengths and passions, and allocated roles. We had; sports scientists, construction engineers, media and communication coordinators, branding and marketing leaders and project managers.
With the help of some very handy parents, we built the billy carts in Term 3. We created training programs and researched techniques in an attempt to create the fastest and most agile cart. We focused on improving the speed, skill and stamina of our teams by working together and refining our training programs.
The key focus for this project has been teamwork, collaboration and being able to recognise individual strengths and interests in order to find success. We have also focused on community and the power of creating something that engages the whole community and gives back to the school.
On qualifying race day there was a buzz in the air, as each team prepared to race. We had the whole school out cheering, along with many parents and even a few journalists from Channel 9. Each team put in their best effort and cheered on their classmates as we found our final for teams for the big finals for the following week.
Finally, the big race day arrived! As we made our way through the relay, obstacle course and sprint the teachers were so proud, as students cheered each other on, encouraged all teams and celebrated everyone’s efforts.
Congratulations to The Hungry Hyenas, The Tornadoes, The Sky Bolts and The Crazy Coconuts for their huge efforts on race day!
The teachers are very proud of each and every one of our students for all their efforts and the character they displayed throughout this unit.
Written by Viv Gannon – Year 4 Teacher.
I would also like to acknowledge the tremendous work of the staff who have ensured this has been a wonderful learning journey for each child.