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.

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|0 Comments

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

2019 School’s Information Kits Released

The 2019 Schools Information Kits are now ready for download! These act as each team's 'Event Guide': packed full of all the details you will need to know for this year’s Energy Breakthrough, including judging schedules, marshal rosters and final information.

By |2019-11-06T17:42:43+11:00November 6th, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|0 Comments

Transurban joins the team to drive the Energy Breakthrough into the future

Great news! Australian toll road company Transurban, which owns and operates CityLink in Melbourne, has joined forces with the Energy Breakthrough to help the next generation of transport innovators.

By |2019-10-23T21:50:23+11:00October 23rd, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|1 Comment

TRYathlon Obstacle Training Sesh – Call for interest

Calling all TRYathlon teams: We have a test session for you to practice the skills needed to excel in the Obstacle Rally! This practice session is FREE, but schools MUST complete an online registration form to ensure a safe day for all.

By |2019-10-17T21:13:58+11:00October 17th, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|Comments Off on TRYathlon Obstacle Training Sesh – Call for interest

2019 Student Workshops, presented by La Trobe University

To help teams prepare for this year's Energy Breakthrough, La Trobe University will be hosting TWO free preparation sessions on Friday 1st of Nov in Bendigo and Friday 8th of Nov in Bundoora. The sessions will also live-streamed online via our website and YouTube.

By |2019-10-28T14:53:38+11:00October 15th, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|Comments Off on 2019 Student Workshops, presented by La Trobe University

Pit Request and Camping forms now open until Oct 13

Pit and Camping requests are now open for this year's Energy Breakthrough. Team Managers: please be sure to get your requests in via the Online Registration System by Midnight on October 13 to help the team complete their allocations and schedules.

By |2019-09-13T12:29:40+10:00September 13th, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|Comments Off on Pit Request and Camping forms now open until Oct 13

Aged 12 – 18? Share your thoughts on the impact of EB

Bendigo-based Energy Breakthrough student, Hugh, is running a survey as part of his Year 12 VCE Extended Investigation Project. To help Hugh out, he's seeking survey responses from 12 - 18 year olds who have participated in the Energy Breakthrough in the past. We here at the Energy Breakthrough LOVE helping students' learning, so if you're aged between 12 and 18 (or know some students who are!), please take the time help out Hugh.

By |2019-08-09T10:15:23+10:00August 9th, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|Comments Off on Aged 12 – 18? Share your thoughts on the impact of EB

Join our Volunteer team in 2019

It’s time once again to start rattling the trees and checking under rocks for anyone and everyone interested in joining our EB Volunteer team for the 2019 Energy Breakthrough celebration event in Maryborough. As part of our commitment to child safety, ALL volunteers MUST hold a valid Working With Children’s Check. Apply today!

By |2019-08-08T10:31:49+10:00August 8th, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|Comments Off on Join our Volunteer team in 2019

Invitation to join the Country Education Partnership’s Rural Learning Summit

How do we recruit (and retain!) quality educators and education leaders in rural and remote communities? This is the question posed and the challenge set at Country Education Partnership's upcoming Rural Learning Summit in Creswick on August 30. If you have an interest in this area, we encourage you to apply to attend this free event.

By |2019-08-02T15:55:58+10:00August 2nd, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|Comments Off on Invitation to join the Country Education Partnership’s Rural Learning Summit