Box Cars

The children at Weber Gedenk still play traditional games during break. They play marbles, jump rope and throw tops. This led us to the idea that box-cart racing would be something they would enjoy and would give us a way of teaching them some skills as well as encouraging parent participation. It proved to be very successful in all those areas. Kleinood supplied the wood and wheels for the carts. The children had to make up teams to build and take turns to race their cars, they had to give their cars names, make drawings of their cars and decorate them. All the participants received special t-shirts for the day and there were prises for participation, the winners and the best cars.

Although the day was cold and wet there was a great excitement all round. Parents and teachers helped with organising, the teachers painted banners and parents sold food and drinks towards the school coffers.

"Although the day was cold and wet there was a great excitement all round. Parents and teachers helped with organising, the teachers painted banners and parents sold food and drinks towards the school coffers."