The annual Auckland Primary Schools Soap Box Derby 2011 will be held near the end of March. Bailey Road School will be entering for the 3rd time, however the competition is fierce and we have not won yet, but we want to! Our past teams were dedicated and worked well to support each other.
Today our new team tried the cart out in the driveway. Everyone was excited and helped in different ways. We had organisers, emergency cart stoppers, cart pushers and carriers, as well as a photographer; I believe we have a winning team. Pt England School are one of the competing teams, you can see their 2009 photos and stories here.
We will be supported by the Bailey Road Cheerleaders who have always been the loudest and most enthusiastic there. They keep the team spirit up and get the crowd to cheer for us.
Have you ever tried soap box derby racing?
Why do you think the drivers need so many team members?
Photographs by Benioni