Applications to enter the 2023 Energy Breakthrough have roared in from across the state on day one of our entry period. The day was highlighted by a number of new schools, rural schools and a strong home-town representation from Maryborough schools, too.

With over 70 Human Powered Vehicles (HPVs) in the Primary category and almost 70 in the Secondary category just on day one: the initial response has been strong indeed!

A reminder that this year, all entries are taken as ‘pending approval’ as we seek to rebuild the program post-COVID-19.

New Schools

We have welcomed applications for the first time from Barton Primary School, Kyneton High School, Mernda Central College, and Malvern Primary School.

(Great to have you on board!)

Small and Rural Schools

The Country Education Partnership – one of our two partner organisations – is passionate about supporting small and rural schools access great education programs like this. As part of this, we are thrilled to see once again strong support from small and rural schools entering, including Avenel Primary School, Avoca Primary School, Clunes Primary School, Deniliquin North Public School, Lockwood Primary School, Maroona Primary School, St Mary’s Primary School (Inglewood), St Patrick’s Primary (St Arnaud), Talbot Primary School and Tootgarook Primary School.


Hometown strength in numbers

Fantastic to see (as always) the program being warmly adopted by our hometown of Maryborough, too. We have already received very healthy applications  numbers from St Augustines Maryborough with a whopping 10 entries across all categories and classes including HPV, Pushcarts and Robotics.

There’s also six entries for Maryborough Education Centre and a further three from Highview College, alongside nearby primary school entries from Avoca Primary, Carisbrook Primary and Talbot Primary.

Pushcarts, Robotics and Junkyard Challenge teams wanted!

When we cast our eyes across the initial list, there’s definitely capacity in our Pushcarts, Robotics and Junkyard Challenge activities. Whilst we acknowledge the time, planning and development involved in these categories is not quite as deep as the HPVs and EEVs, we encourage you to check them out.

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