Following up our recent feature on the Woodleigh School, we've turned the spotlight on the untouchable Queensland team from Ormeau Woods State High School. They swept all before them in a smooth and fast display to take line honours with their pedal and electric powered Energy Efficient Vehicle.
Whilst our teams this week in Australia have been racing to get their entries in as quickly as possible, the Girton Racing Team from Bendigo is in Singapore taking on a very different type of challenge. They're in Singapore for the Shell Eco-Marathon (Asia) and are aiming to cover 900km their vehicle with just one litre of petrol.
Not many schools achieve back-to-back success in Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) events. So, we caught up with their Team Manager and RACV EB Alumni Jono Keane to find out more about their approach. Whilst they were pipped for line honours by Energy Efficient Vehicles on both occasions - first by Rode RAGE (2015) and then by Ormeau State High School (2016) - there was still plenty for the Woodleigh team to be proud of as we discovered...
We're getting pretty excited here in Maryborough - the home of the RACV Energy Breakthrough - and are looking forward to welcoming you. We've noticed though, that our schools and teams have been getting pretty excited themselves and sharing this excitement with their local media and through social media.
The 2016 School's Information Kits are ready for download and are packed full of all the final details teams will need to know for this year’s event. It's got all of the who, what and where details that you need to know. PLUS we've added a new online feature under the hood as part of our new website, too: a personalised online assessment schedule for each school.
Earlier this year, we opened a survey calling for past participants, teachers and team managers to share their Energy Breakthrough experience with us via a survey. (That call for stories is still open, by the way, with our past participant survey and past school leader surveys are still taking responses). As part of the call out, two RACV Accommodation Vouchers valued at $250 each were offered as prizes for submissions received before 30 September. So, drumroll please! The winners of our Survey competition are …
Applications are now open for primary schools participating in this year's RACV Energy Breakthrough to apply for a Holden Mentor to assist their preparation.