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About Nigel Preston

Nigel Preston is a self-confessed 'HPV Tragic'. After 'catching the bug' from his older brother, he helped launch the Energy Breakthrough program at Eaglehawk SC with his dad and some mates way back in 1998. Having participated in the 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 EB in 2000 & 2001 (Bendigo Senior SC); the Australian International Pedal Prix 2003, 2004 & 2009 (Bendigo Youth Racing); and the Wonthaggi Human Powered Grand Prix in 2019.

TRYathlon Test Session 2022 – Expressions of Interest

Calling for expressions of interest for TRYathlon teams to participate in a test and learn day later this year. This is YOUR chance to practice the skills needed to excel in the Obstacle Rally and the Time Trial TRYathlon events! The organisers are looking at two prospective dates and are calling for interest from teams to determine which date will be the best.

By |2022-06-24T12:19:36+10:00June 22nd, 2022|Event Preparation|0 Comments

Progress Report: Deniliquin North PS

Teacher Christie Gavel leads a gaggle of excited students at Deniliquin North PS who are eagerly preparing for this year's Pushcarts program. They have been documenting their Pushcart journey online using the digital platform 'SWAY' and have included practice sessions, team selections, team names and engineering solutions to problems.

By |2022-06-20T14:35:42+10:00June 20th, 2022|Preparation, Progress Report, Pushcarts|0 Comments

Watch: EB Explainer Webinar (2022)

Our Energy Breakthrough Explainer Webinar series has been delivered for 2022, offering a great introduction for new schools and a refresher for people who are 'not so new' to the program. The challenge for the Country Education Partnership team through this session is answering that sometimes tricky question: What IS the Energy Breakthrough?

By |2022-05-27T09:42:56+10:00May 27th, 2022|Generally Newsworthy|0 Comments

2022 School Handbooks released

The 2022 School Handbooks have now been released to help students, teachers and their school communities participate in this year's Energy Breakthrough program. There is one Handbook for each category, from Junkyard Challenge (Innovations In Technology), Pushcarts, TRYathlon, Human Powered Vehicles and Energy Efficient Vehicles.

By |2022-05-20T09:56:40+10:00May 20th, 2022|Generally Newsworthy, Team Manager Info|0 Comments

Get up to speed with our EB Explainer Webinars

Get up to speed with one of our 'EB Explainer Webinars' to be held online on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th of May between 4:15pm - 5:00pm. We know that with the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020 and 2021, many Energy Breakthrough programs have new students, new teachers and new parents who have never participated before. With this in mind, we are hosting two 'EB Explainer Webinars' to help educate and inspire the 2022 generation of Team Managers and students. Please note: The session will be repeated each time, so you'll only need to attend once! 

Nominate your school to share your EB journey with us this year

This year, we are seeking out four or more schools to share their Energy Breakthrough journey with us and the broader EB community. Through a series of progress reports published at the end of each term, we’ll be able to find out what the students and teachers have been up to, what’s gone well, what’s not gone so well and what they’re looking forward to in the term ahead.

By |2022-03-18T17:36:24+11:00March 21st, 2022|Event Preparation|Comments Off on Nominate your school to share your EB journey with us this year

2022 Energy Breakthrough – Entry Details, Key Changes and Program Update

Hello 2022 and hello Energy Breakthrough community! Here’s some of key updates about the EB program for 2022 across entries, pushcarts, Innovations In Technology; and Display & Presentation. We look forward to seeing you and the students progress through the year!

By |2022-03-04T11:39:52+11:00March 3rd, 2022|Generally Newsworthy|2 Comments

Survey Time

As part of our post-event evaluation process, we the Energy Breakthrough has not ONE but TWO surveys open right now to capture people's feedback, assess how the year went and help plan for the future. One survey is designed to capture general event and program feedback, whilst the second survey is designed for our volunteers.

By |2019-12-04T20:57:50+11:00December 4th, 2019|Feedback|Comments Off on Survey Time

2019 Energy Breakthrough – a test of endurance, innovation and challenging weather!

This year’s Energy Breakthrough wasn’t just a test of endurance and innovation, with the thousands of students, teachers, event organisers and volunteers being tested by the horrific weather conditions on Thursday. But from Friday we enjoyed near-perfect weather conditions and enjoyed a smooth and successful 29th edition of the Energy Breakthrough!

By |2019-11-25T13:41:58+11:00November 25th, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|2 Comments
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