‘Design, Display and Trial’ – Free Preparation Workshop – 27th October

‘Design, Display and Trial’ – Free Preparation Workshop – 27th October

The RACV EB have joined forces with La Trobe University and Cyient to hold a special ‘Design, Display and Trial’ preparation workshop ahead of the 2017 RACV Energy Breakthrough. This free workshop is for students, teachers and team managers and will be held on the morning of Friday October 27 2017 at the La Trobe University campus in Bendigo.

Event Details:

Date: Friday 27th October 2017
Times: 9:15 am – 11:15 am
Location: Mckay Lecture Theatre, La Trobe University Bendigo Campus, Edwards Rd, Flora Hill, 3550. (View campus map)
Cost: Free!

Workshop Overview:

The workshop will be focused on the three key areas of the RACV Energy Breakthrough: Display & Presentation, Design & Construction and the Trials. Each component supports learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The session will be most appropriate for upper Primary students through to Year 10, but Year 11 and 12s are also welcome.

Time Session
9:00 am – 9:15 am


9:15 am – 9:30 am


9:30 am – 10:00 am

Panel Discussion

Display & Presentation – Simon O’Mallon, La Trobe University

What are some of the key themes, observations and life long skills that can be developed from preparing for Display & Presentation?

Design & Construction – Ravi Murty, Head of Sales, Asia Pacific, Rail at Cyient Australia

What are the key processes and themes of Design and Construction to focus on? How can careers in engineering make real changes to the world around us?

Trial – Andy Buchanan, 2017 Australian 1500m and Cross Country Champion

What are some of the keys to preparing for elite competition?
What lessons can be taken from national level racing that can now be shared with students?

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Hands-On Workshop

Presented by the Discovery Science & Technology Centre, Bendigo

11:00 am 


Workshop Sponsors:

La Trobe University Logo

RACV Energy Breakthrough sponsors Cyient & La Trobe University are joining forces to support this workshop.

Workshop Supporters:

Big props to the gang at the Discovery Science & Technology Centre, Bendigo for their help in turning the theoretical into a practical exercise!


Sorry, registrations for this event have now closed.

By | 2017-10-26T10:49:18+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Event Preparation, Generally Newsworthy|2 Comments

About the Author:

Nigel Preston is a self-confessed 'HPV Tragic'. After 'catching the bug' from his older brother, he helped launch the RACV Energy Breakthrough program at Eaglehawk SC with his dad and some mates way back in 1998. Having participated in the RACV EB for four years he finished his VCE in 2001 and volunteering to help with the event management straight away. He's been helping out ever since. Nigel has also been a part of teams that have taken line honours at the RACV EB in 2000 & 2001 (Bendigo Senior SC); the Australian International Pedal Prix 2003, 2004 & 2009 (Bendigo Youth Racing).


  1. Lynette Lawrence October 21, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    I would love to attend with 4 or so of my students, I have only just received approval to go ahead with it.and now it says that registration is closed. .Is there any way we could still attend..we are a special needs school.

    • Nigel Preston October 25, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      Great to hear it, Lynette – we will see you on Friday!

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