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).

TRYathlon Obstacle Training Sesh – 4th November 2018

Calling all TRYathlon teams: Sunday November 4 is your chance 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 |2018-10-22T10:02:37+00:00October 19th, 2018|Generally Newsworthy|0 Comments

Free Preparation Workshop, presented by La Trobe University – 2nd November 2018

Our popular workshop format from 2017 is BACK this October and November to help teams prepare for this year's Energy Breakthrough. This year's session will be held at the La Trobe University Bendigo campus on Friday 2nd November and streamed online. These are free workshops for students, teachers and team managers.

By |2018-10-12T12:48:26+00:00October 12th, 2018|Event Preparation, Generally Newsworthy|0 Comments

Pushcarts Round-Up: From Avoca to Rangebank

Teams of primary school students from across Victoria have been busily fundraising, creating their pushcarts and preparing their fitness levels for the Energy Breakthrough. Here’s our end of Term 3 Round-up from a selection of the schools: Avoca PS, Great Western PS, Rangebank, Sebastapol PS, St Catherine's Lalor, St Pats Ballarat and St Joseph's Rochester. We invited each of them to share what they’ve been up to, what is unique about their pushcart and what they are aiming for.

By |2018-09-19T23:21:38+00:00September 20th, 2018|Generally Newsworthy, Pushcarts|0 Comments

2018 Volunteers: Recruitment drive hits top gear with Briefing sessions planned

With spring arriving, NOW is the time to start assembling our 2018 volunteer army as our recruitment drive hits top gear. We need 700 people to volunteer to help make the Energy Breakthrough memorable, fun and safe. This year, we'll be holding online briefing sessions to help prospective and past volunteers better understand their role.

By |2018-09-12T18:07:24+00:00September 4th, 2018|Generally Newsworthy|0 Comments

Highview College takes on the Great Cycle Challenge to “kick cancer’s butt”

Past Highview College student and loved friend Kodie Smith and her family have been deeply affected by cancer. But they aren't just getting mad, they're taking on the Great Cycle Challenge. This October, they're aiming to ride 2,500 km and raise $2,500.00 to support research to find a cure for childhood cancer.

By |2018-08-31T16:17:13+00:00August 31st, 2018|Generally Newsworthy, Team Story|0 Comments

Terang P12 College – A D.I.Y culture with a difference

We were standing in pit lane at last year’s Energy Breakthrough event and we noticed something unique. It was Terang College’s vehicle they had built themselves. The project was designed and led by then Year 11 student Harrison Smith for his Year 12 Product Design and Technology project. With the support of his teammates, they brought this new creation to life and learnt plenty along the way, too. We caught up with the team at Terang College to get the inside story.

By |2018-08-08T22:20:57+00:00August 8th, 2018|Story, Team Story|1 Comment

Vale Frank Ryan – Announcer, environmental educator, change-agent and the reason we have ‘Eye of the Tiger’ as our anthem

The Energy Breakthrough has lost a legend with the recent passing of Frank Ryan due to illness. Announcer, environmental educator and change-agent, Frank would be remembered by many for his up-front work on stage at our event. Oh, and through a joke he is responsible for our anthem: The Eye of the Tiger.

By |2018-08-02T11:54:12+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Generally Newsworthy|4 Comments

Join the War on Waste

One aim of the Energy Breakthrough program is to encourage participants to examine and use the latest technology while considering its impact on the environment and the way people live locally and globally. The ABC's War on Waste offers a great vehicle for kids and adults alike - in schools, homes and businesses - to do just that. Will you join the War On Waste? Have you already joined? What is your school doing to be sustainable? Let us know in the comments or online on our Facebook page >

By |2018-07-24T12:30:19+00:00July 24th, 2018|Generally Newsworthy|Comments Off on Join the War on Waste