June 2022

TRYathlon Test Session 2022 – Expressions of Interest

By |June 22nd, 2022|Event Preparation|

Calling for expressions of interest for TRYathlon teams to participate in a test and learn day later this year. This is YOUR chance to practice the skills needed to excel in the Obstacle Rally and the Time Trial TRYathlon events! The organisers are looking at two prospective dates and are calling for interest from teams to determine which date will be the best.

Progress Report: Deniliquin North PS

By |June 20th, 2022|Preparation, Progress Report, Pushcarts|

Teacher Christie Gavel leads a gaggle of excited students at Deniliquin North PS who are eagerly preparing for this year's Pushcarts program. They have been documenting their Pushcart journey online using the digital platform 'SWAY' and have included practice sessions, team selections, team names and engineering solutions to problems.

May 2022

Watch: EB Explainer Webinar (2022)

By |May 27th, 2022|Generally Newsworthy|

Our Energy Breakthrough Explainer Webinar series has been delivered for 2022, offering a great introduction for new schools and a refresher for people who are 'not so new' to the program. The challenge for the Country Education Partnership team through this session is answering that sometimes tricky question: What IS the Energy Breakthrough?

2022 School Handbooks released

By |May 20th, 2022|Generally Newsworthy, Team Manager Info|

The 2022 School Handbooks have now been released to help students, teachers and their school communities participate in this year's Energy Breakthrough program. There is one Handbook for each category, from Junkyard Challenge (Innovations In Technology), Pushcarts, TRYathlon, Human Powered Vehicles and Energy Efficient Vehicles.

Get up to speed with our EB Explainer Webinars

By |May 9th, 2022|Event Information, Event Preparation, Generally Newsworthy, Professional Development|

Get up to speed with one of our 'EB Explainer Webinars' to be held online on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th of May between 4:15pm - 5:00pm. We know that with the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020 and 2021, many Energy Breakthrough programs have new students, new teachers and new parents who have never participated before. With this in mind, we are hosting two 'EB Explainer Webinars' to help educate and inspire the 2022 generation of Team Managers and students. Please note: The session will be repeated each time, so you'll only need to attend once! 

March 2022

Nominate your school to share your EB journey with us this year

By |March 21st, 2022|Event Preparation|

This year, we are seeking out four or more schools to share their Energy Breakthrough journey with us and the broader EB community. Through a series of progress reports published at the end of each term, we’ll be able to find out what the students and teachers have been up to, what’s gone well, what’s not gone so well and what they’re looking forward to in the term ahead.

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2022 Energy Breakthrough – Entry Details, Key Changes and Program Update

By |March 3rd, 2022|Generally Newsworthy|

Hello 2022 and hello Energy Breakthrough community! Here’s some of key updates about the EB program for 2022 across entries, pushcarts, Innovations In Technology; and Display & Presentation. We look forward to seeing you and the students progress through the year!

August 2021

2021 Energy Breakthrough Festival Cancelled

By |August 4th, 2021|COVID-19, Generally Newsworthy, Media Release|

The Energy Breakthrough Management Group made the decision Monday (02/08/2021) to cancel the 2021 Maryborough Energy Breakthrough Festival, due to the ongoing health risks of COVID-19 and their impact on public events. The event was due to be held from the 17th to 21st November 2021.

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March 2021

2021 Event Entries Opening and Event Update

By |March 16th, 2021|COVID-19, Generally Newsworthy|

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

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May 2020

Apply today for a Transurban Mentor!

By |May 5th, 2020|Assistance, Generally Newsworthy, Preparation, Team Manager Info|

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!

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March 2020

2020 Handbooks released!

By |March 5th, 2020|Event Information, Event Preparation|

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.

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February 2020

December 2019

Survey Time

By |December 4th, 2019|Feedback|

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.

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November 2019

Records broken and a 54 second gap in the 24 Hour Secondary Trial

By |November 25th, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|

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.

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2019 Energy Breakthrough – a test of endurance, innovation and challenging weather!

By |November 25th, 2019|Generally Newsworthy|

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!

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