The Energy Breakthrough is an education-first program for schools of all shapes and sizes. It has vast benefits across a wide range of curriculum areas, both formally and informally.

We’ve been seeking real-world examples of how schools have been incorporating the Energy Breakthrough into their curriculum and have collated the best examples right here on our new ‘Curriculum / EB In Schools‘ page.

Special thank you to those schools for sharing their resources:

Primary School:

  • Avoca Primary School (Pushcarts and Human Powered Vehicles)
  • Katamatite Primary School (Pushcarts and Robotics)

Secondary School:

  • Crusoe College, Bendigo (Human Powered Vehicles / Energy Breakthrough as a STEM / Technology elective)
  • Weeroona College, Bendigo (Human Powered Vehicles / Energy Breakthrough as a STEM / Technology elective)


  • Bendigo Senior Secondary College (Product Design & Technology Units 1-4)

Big, small, rural, regional, metro, public, independent, catholic or specialist: we welcome all comers to participate in the Energy Breakthrough.

The students, teachers and parents are out in schools there tackling the widest range of experiences and opportunities on offer: Robotics, Junkyard Challenge, Pushcarts, Human Powered Vehicles and Electric and Pedal-Electric Hybrid vehicles (Note: students have to wait for high school to go ‘electric’!)

We hope that through these new resources will spark some ideas about how YOU can incorporate Energy Breakthrough into your school!

Curriculum Areas

Teachers and students have told us that the Energy Breakthrough has helped to reinforce students’ learning in:

  • STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (in particular through the Design & Construction and Trials)
  • Health & Physical Education, Nutrition (Trial aspects)
  • English, the Arts & Drama (Display & Presentation)
  • Computer science and coding (Robotics)
  • Electrical engineering in our Pedal+Electric hybrids and All-Electric Energy Efficient Vehicles (EEVs)
  • Electrical engineering also with horn and light systems for Human Powered Vehicles (HPVs)
  • Sustainability (Program-wide lessons)

Interpersonal Benefits

The interpersonal benefits for students are immense, too.
Both teachers and students have told us that through the Energy Breakthrough the students have gained experience in:

  • How to work as part of a team / collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Sense of belonging to a team
  • Increased fitness and nutrition
  • Budgeting
  • Time management
  • Improved confidence
  • Increased awareness of renewable energy and issues facing society
  • Improved relationships between staff and students
  • Exploring relationships and diversity
  • Resilience
  • Decision making skills
  • Networking with local community, businesses and other schools
  • Recognition and expression of emotions