This year marks the 30th celebration of the Energy Breakthrough Festival in Maryborough! We are excited to make the event a special one and, as you will all be aware, a safe one given the current climate.
At present, our planning revolves around holding an event that maximises learning, participation and competition within a COVIDsafe framework. At this stage in the year, as schools register for events and begin their Energy Breakthrough programs, please note the following advice
Welcome to Term 3. Generally, at this time of the year, schools would be increasing their involvement within the Energy Breakthrough, all in preparation for the annual Energy Breakthrough Festival held in Maryborough in November.
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 promises to offer up to 20 interested schools that support. Team Managers should complete an Expression of Interest form today!
The 2020 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.
As part of our post-event evaluation process, we the Energy Breakthrough has not ONE but TWO surveys open right now to capture people's feedback, assess how the year went and help plan for the future. One survey is designed to capture general event and program feedback, whilst the second survey is designed for our volunteers.
It was an electrifying finish between our two 24-hour trial winners, St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar’s Jupiter and Caulfield Grammar School’s The Big Cheese in the final minutes of the 2019 Energy Breakthrough. By the time the checkered flag came down, 54 seconds was all that separated the record-breaking teams.
This year’s Energy Breakthrough wasn’t just a test of endurance and innovation, with the thousands of students, teachers, event organisers and volunteers being tested by the horrific weather conditions on Thursday. But from Friday we enjoyed near-perfect weather conditions and enjoyed a smooth and successful 29th edition of the Energy Breakthrough!
Well, it was a day of wild weather in Marybrough on Thursday 21 November 2019 - but the teams that were able to make it to Maryborough battled through the wind and heat in good spirits.
Thanks to everyone from the students, teachers, support staff, judges, volunteer crews, camping coordinators and medical and emergency services for pulling together to safely get through the day.
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