Last minute repairs to the school’s racing lawn mower will not stop Camperdown College students striving to improve on their 2017 result at the annual Victorian Lawn Mower race this Saturday.
“We have had some practice runs, but had a bit of break down,” teacher Sue Maskell said. “So there is some work to do over the next couple of days to get the mower back on the track.”
VCAL students Beau Parlour, 17, and Tyson Williams, 18, will drive the school’s mower in the C-class event with their sites firmly set on beating the 3rd place they achieved last year.
The lawn mower racing program is part of the College’s VCAL program, helping students with work related and personal development skills.
Students have been working through the year to organise the event, Ms Maskell said.
“They do a great job in setting it up and organising all the tasks on the day. This is the forth year we have run this event so the process is pretty slick now.
“It is a great community event,” she said.
30 entries have been received for the Vic Mow series races, with racing to take place on the school oval.
“We have pegged out a slightly different course to last year,” Ms Maskell said.
The lawn mower racing was introduced 4 years ago, and it helps to keep students engaged in their study to the end of Year 12.
Gates will open at 10am, and a full day of of lawn mower racing across four grades will be completed. A special event, the Camperdown College Cup, will be contested in the afternoon for current and former students that have mowers they want to race.
A full range of children’s entertainment including jumping castle, face painting, and a merry-go-round will be set up, and a car boot stall will keep shoppers occupied.
For more information people can visit the Camperdown College Lawn Mower Racing Team Facebook page, or call Sue Maskell at Camperdown College.
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