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September 2018

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

By |September 4th, 2018|Generally Newsworthy|

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.

August 2018

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

By |August 31st, 2018|Generally Newsworthy, Team Story|

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.

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

By |August 8th, 2018|Story, Team Story|

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.

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

By |August 2nd, 2018|Generally Newsworthy|

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.

July 2018

Join the War on Waste

By |July 24th, 2018|Generally Newsworthy|

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 >

June 2018

Meet your new lead scrutineers: Michael McTigue and Tim White

By |June 8th, 2018|Generally Newsworthy|

The departure of our naming rights partner, the RACV, has presented the Energy Breakthrough with many changes and opportunities. One of the key roles that the RACV team performed was the development and implementation of the technical specifications of the human powered (HPV) and energy efficient vehicles (EEV). Today, we are pleased to introduce to you our two new Lead Scrutineers: Michael McTigue (pictured left) and Tim White (pictured right).

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May 2018

2018 Entry Lists published. Welcome to 345 teams from 153 schools!

By |May 11th, 2018|Entries, Generally Newsworthy, Team Manager Info|

345 teams from 153 schools. Phew! It's shaping up to be a very BUSY year in schools across Victoria and beyond as they prepare for the 2018 Energy Breakthrough on 21 - 25 November, 2018 in Maryborough, Victoria and we've just published our 2018 Entry Lists.

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Vale Jason Lowndes – Invitation to Ride of Silence (Bendigo) on Saturday May 19

By |May 3rd, 2018|Generally Newsworthy|

On December 22, 2017, professional cyclist Jason Lowndes was killed after being struck by a car whilst training near Mandurang, just outside of Bendigo. Now, with the support of the Lowndes family, the Bendigo Cycling Network is organising a Ride of Silence on Saturday 19th May 2018 to bring collective attention to road safety.

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April 2018

Energy Breakthrough starts a new era … without the RACV

By |April 16th, 2018|Generally Newsworthy|

After 26 years, the RACV has decided to withdraw from the Energy Breakthrough. The Energy Breakthrough will continue in 2018 and beyond. The Central Goldfields Shire Council (CGSC) and the Country Education Partnership (CEP) are proud of the Energy Breakthrough and how it has evolved with the support of the RACV. The CGSC and the CEP remain committed to this outstanding education program and look forward to the next phase of its development.

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‘Man of Steele’ wins Commonwealth Gold in Men’s Road Race with a broken back

By |April 16th, 2018|Alumni, Generally Newsworthy|

Past Energy Breakthrough participant, Steele Von Hoff, has sprinted to victory in the 2018 Commonwealth Games Men's Cycling Road Race! This extraordinary feat is even more amazing given it was just seven weeks ago that Steele broke four vertebrae in a training event. His recovery was sped up by cycling on a human powered vehicle (HPV) at his home in Mornington as the position was highly supportive for his fragile back and neck. Channel 7 interviewer, Sam Lane, nicknamed him the 'Man of Steele' for his heroic effort on Saturday on the Gold Coast.

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March 2018

Entry Week 2018 – Day 3 of 3 – EEV, Try-athlon, Pushcarts & ‘Innovations’

By |March 16th, 2018|Generally Newsworthy|

We have 'liftoff' for the third and final day of Entry Week 2018. Today, entries open at 8am for teams interested in entering an Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV), Try-athlon, Pushcarts or ‘Innovations In Technology’ this year's RACV Energy Breakthrough!

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2018, we’re ready for you! and so are the handbooks…

By |March 13th, 2018|Entries, Event Information, Event Preparation|

With entries for the 2018 RACV Energy Breakthrough opening in less than 24 hours, and that you've settled down from your long weekend antics, we thought it was about time to release the EB bible for 2018.

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2018 RACV EB Entries, Handbooks, Entries and welll. Entries

By |March 2nd, 2018|Entries, Event Information, Event Preparation, Generally Newsworthy, Preparation|

Welcome to the beginning of the 2018 RACV Energy Breakthrough period, with entries opening in less than 13 days, it's time to listen up! As the RACV Energy Breakthrough continues to grow, we are expecting the 2018 event to be bigger and better than ever in schools, entries, participants, learning and excitement.

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February 2018

RACV EB’s Martin Mark and Laurie Preston carry Queen’s Baton Relay in Bendigo

By |February 15th, 2018|Generally Newsworthy|

Team RACVEB was well represented at the 2018 Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay with Laurie Preston (Display and Presentation) and Martin Mark (Local Planning and Logistics) passing the baton to one another over in Bendigo. Congrats guys! 

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Welcome to 2018: RACV EB entries will open in March

By |February 1st, 2018|Entries, Generally Newsworthy|

Welcome to 2018! We hope you've survived the Summer (boy that was a hot one) and you're probably all returning back to school bursting with energy for the new year. Here's what we know so far about in RACV EB 2018 ...

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December 2017

2018 Event Dates Confirmed

By |December 19th, 2017|Generally Newsworthy|

22 - 25 November 2018 are the confirmed dates for the 28th RACV Energy Breakthrough to be held in Maryborough, Victoria.  We'd like to take a moment to thank our three partner organisations: the RACV, the Central Goldfields Shire Council and the Country Education Partnership for their continued support that enables this unique and powerful event to carry on into year 28! While we've got your attention, please put your hands together for our sponsors, the Department of Education and Training, VicRoads, Cyient, La Trobe University, True Foods and Central Highlands Water. They have been awesome and it's cliche but it's true: We really couldn't do this without them. Entries will open in March 2018.

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