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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 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.

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!

By |2019-06-18T14:46:37+10:00June 18th, 2019|Assistance, Generally Newsworthy, Preparation, Team Manager Info|Comments Off on Does your school want a mentor? Apply 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|Comments Off on Position Vacant: Pushcart Coordinator

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|Comments Off on Position Vacant: Innovations In Technology Coordinator

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.

By |2019-05-03T12:19:56+10:00May 3rd, 2019|Curriculum, Event Preparation, Generally Newsworthy, Team Manager Info|Comments Off on Join us to talk “EB in the Classroom” on Thursday 9 May

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+11:00March 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+11:00March 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+11:00March 7th, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|Comments Off on 2019 School Handbooks: Ready for download

Curriculum Resource Round-Up and Webinar

Calling all teachers: do you have curriculum resources that you use to support student's learning through the Energy Breakthrough? Yes! Great! We'd love to hear about what you use and how you use it with the hope that we can share these curriculum resources and ideas across all of the 155 schools that participate in the EB program each year. It's all part of our "Curriculum Resource Round-Up" being led by program partner, the Country Education Partnership, which will feature a Webinar on Thursday 9 May 2019.

By |2019-03-01T10:14:45+11:00March 1st, 2019|Curriculum, Event Preparation, Generally Newsworthy, Team Manager Info|Comments Off on Curriculum Resource Round-Up and Webinar

Key Dates for 2019

We're gearing up for a very busy 2019, and we hope that you are, too! The Energy Breakthrough team have been exploring a number of new workshops and webinars that will deepen students learning opportunities and improve support for Team Managers, teachers and their schools in 2019.  Check out all the key dates you should be putting in your diary / calendar / app / noticeboard for 2019:

By |2019-02-19T09:57:38+11:00February 19th, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|Comments Off on Key Dates for 2019