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.

New for ’22: Video Display & Presentations

Secondary schools have a new option this year: submitting a 'Video Display & Presentation' rather than completing their 'in-person' presentation on-site at the event. Read more from Display & Presentation coordinator, Laurie Preston, on this new initiative.

By |2022-08-05T16:04:17+10:00August 11th, 2022|Generally Newsworthy|0 Comments

New for ’22: Robotics Demonstration Challenge

For a number of years we have been pondering the potential of robotics in the Energy Breakthrough. This year we have invited four teams - two Secondary and two Primary - to compete in the first Robotics Demonstration Challenge.  We plan for this to become an open event in 2023 with a number of Coding / Robotics Professional Development sessions being run around the state of Victoria to encourage more schools to get involved.

By |2022-08-04T17:53:08+10:00August 4th, 2022|Generally Newsworthy|0 Comments

Bendigo EEV & HPV Grand Prix returns on 10 September 2022

The Bendigo EEV & HPV Grand Prix will return on 10 September 2022 and registrations are open NOW! All human powered vehicle, electric vehicle and hybrid teams are invited to participate in this schools-only event to give students and teachers much needed preparation ahead of the Energy Breakthrough in November.

By |2022-07-21T18:01:06+10:00July 21st, 2022|Bendigo, Entries, Other events|0 Comments

Chris Hamilton: From EB to Le Tour De France

Past Energy Breakthrough participant, Chris Hamilton, has secured a debut ride with Team DSM for the 2022 Tour De France. This selection marks yet another stellar milestone for the Bendigo-born and raised rider, who participated in the Energy Breakthrough between 2011 - 2013.

By |2022-06-30T14:52:01+10:00June 30th, 2022|Alumni|0 Comments

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|Comments Off on TRYathlon Test Session 2022 – Expressions of Interest

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|Comments Off on Progress Report: Deniliquin North PS

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|Comments Off on Watch: EB Explainer Webinar (2022)

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|Comments Off on 2022 School Handbooks released
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