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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 RACV Energy Breakthrough program at Eaglehawk SC with his dad and some mates way back in 1998. Having participated in the RACV 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 RACV EB in 2000 & 2001 (Bendigo Senior SC); the Australian International Pedal Prix 2003, 2004 & 2009 (Bendigo Youth Racing).

Entries Update – End of Term 2, 2019 and map of participating EB Schools

The Energy Breakthrough event in Maryborough is proving to be as popular as ever - from city to country, across State, Independent and Catholic schools, whether tiny, small, medium and large. Here, we have end of term 2 updates on both our current Entry Lists and our map of participating schools for you.

By |2019-06-28T09:45:57+10:00June 28th, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|0 Comments

Eppalock PS Pushcart students win CSIRO CREST Award

Eppalock Primary School's Pushcart team have been awarded a coveted CSIRO Blue CREST Award! The Award recognises the fantastic way the students collaborated with Sam, a graduate engineer at THALES in Bendigo throughout their 2018 campaign. CREST stands for Creativity in Research, Engineering, Science and Technology.

By |2019-06-26T20:48:34+10:00June 26th, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|0 Comments

Does your school want a mentor? Apply today!

Leading a team through the Energy Breakthrough can be richly rewarding and demanding – so it can be wonderful to have support from outside of your school to help give advice and extra input. Our Energy Breakthrough Mentor Program - set to re-launch in Term 3 this year - promises to offer up to 20 interested schools that support. Team Managers should complete an Expression of Interest form today!

Position Vacant: Pushcart Coordinator

Have you got what it takes to be our next Pushcarts Coordinator? We're looking for someone to take charge of this exciting category where students are challenged to assemble their cart in 20 minutes or less, complete a presentation and tackle our sprint, endurance and obstacle courses.

By |2019-05-31T10:55:39+10:00May 31st, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|0 Comments

Position Vacant: Innovations In Technology Coordinator

Have you got what it takes to be our next Innovations In Technology Coordinator? We're looking for someone to take charge of this exciting category that currently features the Crafty Design, Moving Water and the Junkyard Challenge - but could be expanded in the future.

By |2019-05-31T10:27:50+10:00May 31st, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|0 Comments

Join us to talk “EB in the Classroom” on Thursday 9 May

Program partner, the Country Education Partnership, is inviting you to a Webinar on Thursday 9 May 2019 to talk 'EB in the Classroom' to explore how different schools are integrating the Energy Breakthrough into their classrooms.

Countdown to National Ride2School Day – Friday 22 March 2019

The countdown is on to National Ride2School Day - Friday 22 March - where Energy Breakthrough schools and students can join more than 350,000 students across the nation who will ride, walk, scoot and skate to school.

By |2019-03-15T10:38:34+10:00March 15th, 2019|Event Preparation, Generally Newsworthy|Comments Off on Countdown to National Ride2School Day – Friday 22 March 2019

Volunteer Engagement Surveys open for input

The Central Goldfields Shire Council (CGSC) are currently developing a sustainability plan to ensure the ongoing success of the Energy Breakthrough event in Maryborough. The Council have commissioned consultants ARC Ventures to undertake research to help develop this plan. ARC Ventures have launched an open invitation for volunteers and local residents to have their say on the Energy Breakthrough event in Maryborough through two surveys: one for volunteers and another for residents of Maryborough and district.

By |2019-03-12T16:02:13+10:00March 12th, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|Comments Off on Volunteer Engagement Surveys open for input

2019 School Handbooks: Ready for download

The 2019 Energy Breakthrough Schools Handbooks are now available to download! The different Handbooks offer key information for each of the categories: Innovations In Technology, Pushcarts, Human Powered Vehicles, TRYathlon and Energy Efficient Vehicles.

By |2019-03-07T11:43:26+10:00March 7th, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|Comments Off on 2019 School Handbooks: Ready for download