2023 Program Update Webinar | 8 June 2023
The Energy Breakthrough Education Team invite all interested Team Managers to join us for a Webinar on Thursday 8th June to receive an important 2023 Program Update. If you have a team entered in this year’s event, we strongly encourage you to block out the time to attend. A recording will be made available afterwards.
Applications to enter roar in on day one of our entry period
Applications to enter the 2023 Energy Breakthrough have roared in from across the state on day one of our entry period. The day was highlighted by a number of new schools, rural schools and a strong home-town representation from Maryborough schools, too.
Entries for the 2023 Energy Breakthrough open today!
Entries for the 2023 Energy Breakthrough open today!
2023 School Handbooks now live, key messages for the year ahead
Our Schools Handbooks for the 2023 Energy Breakthrough (EB) is now live in the Team Managers' Hub page on our website. Please note that there are two Parts: A and Part B and they should be ready in conjunction with the specific ‘Handbook’ for each category. Entries for all categories will now open at 12noon on Monday 20th March 2023. Within this update is some key points for 2023 that we wish to highlight.
Register for Test N Tune Day in Bendigo – 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. Sign-up your school today and enjoy some 'seat time', meet other teachers and students and enjoy a free BBQ!
Welcome to 2023! Entries, dates and new Team Manager Hub
Welcome to 2023! We hope that the buzz of being back at school and into the swing of things. We wanted to share a quick update for schools about this year's Energy Breakthrough program including categories of entry, entry open and closing dates and our new Team Manager Hub.
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!
That’s a wrap on the 2022 Energy Breakthrough!
It was an electrifying finish between our two 19-hour trial winners, Bendigo Senior Secondary College’s (BSSC) Earth Mover and Peninsula Human Power’s Hare & Forbes in the final minutes of the 2022 Energy Breakthrough. Despite representing different categories (EEV Single power source and HPV Open categories respectively), there wasn’t much between these two teams throughout the duration of the event. A particularly impressive feat for Hare & Forbes given the absence of an external power source!
From the Energy Breakthrough participant to Boeing Engineer – meet Aaron
The Energy Breakthrough is more than just an event. We’ve heard time and time again about the impact it’s made on young people’s lives. How it’s helped them get through high school, make life-long friends, inspired their career choices, and even start their own community teams so they can continue the racing long after their last Maryborough checked flag has been flown.
All new Robotics Challenge a success!
In a pilot program consisting of just four schools, we asked participants to work together to code and navigate a Sphero Bolt Robot to perform a series of complex tasks in a set of three challenges.
Severe Weather Warning
Following advice from the Incident Control Centre in Bendigo, Victoria Police have provided a directive to relocate all Energy Breakthrough camping infrastructure located under trees.
Tuesday Morning Site Update – Pit Trailers Now Allowed, Power and Parking
UPDATES TO TRAILERS IN PIT AREAS We [...]
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.
Introducing … B-Alternative, helping EB reduce event waste, increase waste education & become more sustainable
Energy Breakthrough is working closely with B-Alternative for the 2022 and 2023 Maryborough events to reduce event waste, increase waste education and become a more sustainable event overall!
Community encouraged to enjoy festival atmosphere at EB Central
Families, friends and Maryborough community members are encouraged to come along, enjoy the festival atmosphere and activities in the new "EB Central" area from Scouts Victoria, Transurban, Toyota, Freeza and more. EB Central offers fun for the entire family and will be open 10am to 5pm on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 November. It will be located between Princes Park Oval and Earl Street on the grass area. EB Central is a vibrant and vital part of Energy Breakthrough, offering visitors and participants an interactive, educational and active exhibition space, as well as a chance to relax, close to the event action.
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.
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.
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!
2023 Energy Breakthrough dates and entry fees announced
Teachers and students eager to part [...]
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.