Free Preparation Workshop, presented by La Trobe University – 2nd November 2018

Free Preparation Workshop, presented by La Trobe University – 2nd November 2018

Our popular workshop format from 2017 is BACK this October and November to help teams prepare for this year’s Energy Breakthrough. This year’s session will be held at the La Trobe University Bendigo campus on Friday 2nd November and streamed online. These are free workshops for students, teachers and team managers.

Workshop Details

Date: Friday 2nd November 2017
Times: 9:00 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 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 9, although Year 11 and 12s are also welcome.

Time Session
9:00 am – 9:15 am
Check-in / Registration
9:15 am – 9:30 am


Nigel Preston, Education Officer, Energy Breakthrough

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Panel Discussion – Speakers announced soon!

Display & Presentation

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

Design & Construction

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?


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

10:00 am – 10:15 am

Outline of proposed 2019 Energy Breakthrough Rules

Michael McTigue, Lead Scrutineer, Energy Breakthrough

10:15 am – 11:00 am

Hands-On Activity

11:00 am – 11:15 am


Workshop Sponsors:

La Trobe University Logo
Energy Breakthrough thanks the La Trobe University for their support of this workshop.


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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).

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