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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.

We’ve compiled a 2024 National HPV Events Calendar

We've compiled a national 2024 HPV and EEV events calendar to help demonstrate the breadth and depth of interest in human powered and energy efficient vehicles across Australia. These include events in Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia. We at the Energy Breakthrough see these 'other events' as great learning and capacity building opportunities - especially for young people - but for designers, builders, riders, race officials, volunteers and more.

By |2024-02-15T10:26:51+11:00February 15th, 2024|Australian HPV Super Series (Pedal Prix), Generally Newsworthy, Other events, Victorian HPV Series|Comments Off on We’ve compiled a 2024 National HPV Events Calendar

2024 Energy Breakthrough Handbook, HPV / EEV Specs, and Trial Regulations released

The 2024 Energy Breakthrough Handbook, 2024 HPV and EEV Vehicle Specifications, and HPV and EEV Trial Regulations are now available for download.

By |2024-02-05T16:01:03+11:00February 5th, 2024|Entries, Event Information, HPV|Comments Off on 2024 Energy Breakthrough Handbook, HPV / EEV Specs, and Trial Regulations released

We salute our ‘Special Award’ Winners for 2023!

As we sign-off for the end of the year, we take a quick moment to salute our Special Award Winners for 2023. Here are our Best First Year School, Best Presentation, Encouragement Award, Safety Award and Innovation Award winners.

By |2023-12-18T19:58:04+11:00December 18th, 2023|Generally Newsworthy|Comments Off on We salute our ‘Special Award’ Winners for 2023!

New Curriculum Resources for incorporating EB into your classroom

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. These have now been packaged into a new web page that covers EB in schools from Primary School to VCE level. Special thank you to those schools for sharing their resources: Avoca Primary School (Pushcarts and Human Powered Vehicles); Katamatite Primary School (Pushcarts and Robotics); Crusoe College, Bendigo & Weeroona College, Bendigo (Human Powered Vehicles / Energy Breakthrough as a STEM / Technology elective) and Bendigo Senior Secondary College (VCE Product Design & Technology Units 1-4). We hope that through this new resource it will spark some ideas about how YOU can incorporate Energy Breakthrough into your school!

By |2023-12-14T16:49:49+11:00December 14th, 2023|Curriculum|Comments Off on New Curriculum Resources for incorporating EB into your classroom

2024 and 2025 Energy Breakthrough Event Dates and Entry Fees announced

Who looks ahead to 2024 and 2025 before 2023 has come to a close? We do! (and we know schools like to plan ahead). Check out the future dates and proposed entry fees for the Energy Breakthrough.

By |2023-11-29T09:35:37+11:00November 28th, 2023|Generally Newsworthy|Comments Off on 2024 and 2025 Energy Breakthrough Event Dates and Entry Fees announced

2023 Energy Breakthrough a success

Phew! The 2023 Energy Breakthrough has wrapped up for 2023! We are first and foremost an education event. Students are learning by doing first-hands across many curriculum areas. The racing is the flashy bit, but there’s a lot of other assessments going on, too. We were early pulse check from schools is that the new 'One Track' format and new event schedule was a smooth experience. We hope everyone is enjoying a chance to recharge as the school year winds down.

By |2023-11-27T17:38:07+11:00November 27th, 2023|Generally Newsworthy|Comments Off on 2023 Energy Breakthrough a success
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