CURRAMBINE Primary School’s Loving and Devoted Dads will bring back “old school” fun at a market this weekend.
The LADDs group, which is registered with the Fathering Project, is planning a second billy cart derby at the school’s market day on Sunday .
Father Walter Ramage said they wanted to show children they “don’t need a Wi-Fi connection or device that starts with an I” to have fun.
“The billy carts do this on a number of levels while being a ‘Dad’ thing to do,” he said.
“Creative through design and decoration, teamwork; driver and one pushing and an element of risk in that they could falter or roll.
“Also building a billy cart can be done over time and tinkered with allowing time-poor dads and kids to have a project they build together.
“From this dads and kids can ignite their relationships and strengthen their bonds to the benefit of the whole family and community.”
Mr Ramage said following the success of the 2015 event, they would hold their second billy cart derby at Sunday’s market day.
“We are looking to increase our numbers and are expecting around 20 carts,” he said.
“After the derby we will look to have some three legged races, sack races and the old egg and spoon.”
Prize categories include hot lap time trial, the Billy Cup for lane racing, fashion in the field for best dressed, nuts and bolts for the most creative design and downhill for the longest roll out.
There will also be amusement rides, stalls, pony rides, a cake decorating competition, dinosaur walkers and food vans at the market.
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What: markets and billy cart derby
Who: Currambine Primary School
Where: 28 Ambassodor Drive, Currambine
When: Sunday, October 30 from 10am-3pm