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.

Save The Date: Test N Tune – 10 March 2023

To support schools kick-off 2023 on the right foot, the Country Education Partnership is hosting a 'Test'N'Tune Day in Bendigo on Friday 10 March for all Energy Breakthrough HPV and EEVs teams. Come and enjoy some 'seat time', meet other teachers and students and enjoy a free BBQ!

By |2022-12-15T11:30:37+11:00December 15th, 2022|HPV, Hybrids, Other events, Test N Tune Day|0 Comments

EB Event Update: Camping Locations – 14 Nov

Here's an update on camping locations for this year’s Energy Breakthrough - as of 14 November 2022. Unfortunately, the EB site in Maryborough received 25 mm of additional rain overnight. Maryborough has now received double the monthly average rainfall for November to date, and we are only halfway through the month. Please view the information on the website.

By |2022-11-15T07:52:34+11:00November 14th, 2022|2022 Site Updates, Generally Newsworthy|0 Comments

Teacher and Principal Event Site Tours – Expressions of Interest

Calling for expressions of interest from School Teachers or Principals to attend a guided Event Site Tour, hosted by Country Education Partnership's Chief Executive, Mark McLay on Friday 18 November 2022.

By |2022-11-03T12:28:15+11:00November 4th, 2022|Event Preparation|0 Comments

2022 EB School’s Event Manual released

The 2022 Energy Breakthrough Schools Event Manual provides school teams with all the key details and links to the information they need for this year’s event. It includes links to schedules for Display & Presentation, Design & Construction and Scrutineering, marshal rosters, event site maps and more.

By |2022-11-02T09:08:29+11:00November 2nd, 2022|Event Information, Event Preparation|0 Comments

Term 4 2022 – EB Update for Team Managers

Welcome to Term 4! It’s ‘Energy Breakthrough Term’ … and that means very likely going to be very busy for you and us as we approach the event on 16 – 20 November. We – no doubt like you – are feeling both excited and daunted about the task ahead of us! Here are some updates for our Team Managers as we start to get into the 'nitty-gritty' of preparing for this year's event!

By |2022-10-04T11:08:27+11:00October 4th, 2022|Event Preparation, Team Manager Info|Comments Off on Term 4 2022 – EB Update for Team Managers

Energy Breakthrough ‘Local Scoop’ – Wednesday 7th Sept

Living in the Maryborough region? Get the inside scoop on Maryborough's largest annual event: the Energy Breakthrough on Wed 7th September between 5pm - 6pm.

By |2022-08-25T10:27:11+10:00August 24th, 2022|Generally Newsworthy, Preparation|Comments Off on Energy Breakthrough ‘Local Scoop’ – Wednesday 7th Sept

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|Comments Off on New for ’22: Video Display & Presentations

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|Comments Off on New for ’22: Robotics Demonstration Challenge

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|Comments Off on Bendigo EEV & HPV Grand Prix returns on 10 September 2022
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