Lightning McQueen has struck at East Griffith Public School.
Keith Gill Motors has recreated their version of the main character of the movie series Cars, and driven him to East Griffith to the delight of one lucky student.
Support class teacher Belinda Hunt said “we used this as a behaviour incentive for one of our special needs students, Kye Banfield”.
“He had had the goal of having five perfect days in a row”.
Ms Hunt said young Kye worked extremely hard to complete his goal, and was driven by his reward.
“Lightening McQueen is his idol… he has a slight obsession, for him it’s like meeting the world’s greatest superstar, he is on Cloud Nine”.
Lightning McQueen came because “I was being good,” Kye said.
Ms Hunt said the school tries to be creative and think outside the box in terms of how they try and improve behaviour and get students to perform.
New car sales manager Michael Talgia Pietra said Lightning McQueen will be travelling between Keith Gill Motors Leeton and Griffith over the next few weeks.
While many assume the character is named after actor and race driver Steve McQueen, the car derives it’s name from Pixar animator Glenn McQueen, who died from Melanoma in 2002.
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