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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Nigel Preston|2022-11-03T12:28:15+11:00November 4th, 2022|Event Preparation|Comments Off on Teacher and Principal Event Site Tours – Expressions of Interest
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.
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!
Secondary schools have a new option this year: submitting a 'Video Display & Presentation' rather than completing their 'in-person' presentation on-site at the event. Read more from Display & Presentation coordinator, Laurie Preston, on this new initiative.
For a number of years we have been pondering the potential of robotics in the Energy Breakthrough. This year we have invited four teams - two Secondary and two Primary - to compete in the first Robotics Demonstration Challenge. We plan for this to become an open event in 2023 with a number of Coding / Robotics Professional Development sessions being run around the state of Victoria to encourage more schools to get involved.
The Bendigo EEV & HPV Grand Prix will return on 10 September 2022 and registrations are open NOW! All human powered vehicle, electric vehicle and hybrid teams are invited to participate in this schools-only event to give students and teachers much needed preparation ahead of the Energy Breakthrough in November.
Past Energy Breakthrough participant, Chris Hamilton, has secured a debut ride with Team DSM for the 2022 Tour De France. This selection marks yet another stellar milestone for the Bendigo-born and raised rider, who participated in the Energy Breakthrough between 2011 - 2013.
By Nigel Preston|2022-06-30T14:52:01+10:00June 30th, 2022|Alumni|Comments Off on Chris Hamilton: From EB to Le Tour De France
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.
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.