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New for ’22: Robotics Demonstration Challenge

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.

By |August 4th, 2022|Generally Newsworthy|Comments Off on New for ’22: Robotics Demonstration Challenge

Bendigo EEV & HPV Grand Prix returns on 10 September 2022

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.

By |July 21st, 2022|Bendigo, Entries, Other events|Comments Off on Bendigo EEV & HPV Grand Prix returns on 10 September 2022

Chris Hamilton: From EB to Le Tour De France

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 |June 30th, 2022|Alumni|Comments Off on Chris Hamilton: From EB to Le Tour De France

TRYathlon Test Session 2022 – Expressions of Interest

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.

By |June 22nd, 2022|Event Preparation|Comments Off on TRYathlon Test Session 2022 – Expressions of Interest

Progress Report: Deniliquin North PS

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.

By |June 20th, 2022|Preparation, Progress Report, Pushcarts|Comments Off on Progress Report: Deniliquin North PS

Watch: EB Explainer Webinar (2022)

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?

By |May 27th, 2022|Generally Newsworthy|Comments Off on Watch: EB Explainer Webinar (2022)

2022 School Handbooks released

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.

By |May 20th, 2022|Generally Newsworthy, Team Manager Info|Comments Off on 2022 School Handbooks released

Get up to speed with our EB Explainer Webinars

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! 

By |May 9th, 2022|Event Information, Event Preparation, Generally Newsworthy, Professional Development|Comments Off on Get up to speed with our EB Explainer Webinars

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

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.

By |March 21st, 2022|Event Preparation|Comments Off on Nominate your school to share your EB journey with us this year

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

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!

By |March 3rd, 2022|Generally Newsworthy|2 Comments

2021 Energy Breakthrough Festival Cancelled

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.

By |August 4th, 2021|COVID-19, Generally Newsworthy, Media Release|Comments Off on 2021 Energy Breakthrough Festival Cancelled

2021 Event Entries Opening and Event Update

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

By |March 16th, 2021|COVID-19, Generally Newsworthy|2 Comments

Apply today for a Transurban Mentor!

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!

By |May 5th, 2020|Assistance, Generally Newsworthy, Preparation, Team Manager Info|Comments Off on Apply today for a Transurban Mentor!

2020 Handbooks released!

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.

By |March 5th, 2020|Event Information, Event Preparation|Comments Off on 2020 Handbooks released!
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