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February 2018

RACV EB’s Martin Mark and Laurie Preston carry Queen’s Baton Relay in Bendigo

By | February 15th, 2018|Generally Newsworthy|

Team RACVEB was well represented at the 2018 Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay with Laurie Preston (Display and Presentation) and Martin Mark (Local Planning and Logistics) passing the baton to one another over in Bendigo. Congrats guys! 

Welcome to 2018: RACV EB entries will open in March

By | February 1st, 2018|Entries, Generally Newsworthy|

Welcome to 2018! We hope you've survived the Summer (boy that was a hot one) and you're probably all returning back to school bursting with energy for the new year. Here's what we know so far about in RACV EB 2018 ...

December 2017

2018 Event Dates Confirmed

By | December 19th, 2017|Generally Newsworthy|

22 - 25 November 2018 are the confirmed dates for the 28th RACV Energy Breakthrough to be held in Maryborough, Victoria.  We'd like to take a moment to thank our three partner organisations: the RACV, the Central Goldfields Shire Council and the Country Education Partnership for their continued support that enables this unique and powerful event to carry on into year 28! While we've got your attention, please put your hands together for our sponsors, the Department of Education and Training, VicRoads, Cyient, La Trobe University, True Foods and Central Highlands Water. They have been awesome and it's cliche but it's true: We really couldn't do this without them. Entries will open in March 2018.

David Somers brings Dan Riccardo’s ‘shoey’ celebration to Maryborough

By | December 13th, 2017|Generally Newsworthy|

Over the past 27 years, we've seen many different way teams celebrate the achievements and milestones they reach at the Energy Breakthrough on Sunday afternoon. And 2017 was no different! After NINE years of participation, Year 12 student David Somers decided to celebrate his final stint at Maryborough Dan Riccardo-style: with a water-filled 'shoey'!

White Hills PS wows with one-two finish in the HPV Primary Trial

By | December 10th, 2017|Generally Newsworthy|

From Trial positions 4th and 26th in 2016 to 1st and 2nd in 2017, White Hills Primary School's leap up the order has been remarkable. They are the first school to go 1-2 in a Trial since South Australian powerhouse Aberfoyle Hub PS way back in 2001. We caught up with Team Manager, Roger Byron, to hear how his students pulled it off during a highly competitive Trial and also ask him about missing out on 'Overall' Class honours.

2017 EB Bites: Ian Maud talks 25 years at St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School

By | December 4th, 2017|Generally Newsworthy|

Those who build it, ride it. It's a simple philosophy, but it's worked for Ian Maud and his students at St Paul's Anglican Grammar School in Warragul over his 25 year involvement in the RACV Energy Breakthrough. "They're not always the fastest vehicle, but that's the focus of what we do. The riding and trial is the icing on the cake." ~ Ian Maud

November 2017

Video : The 2017 RACV Energy Breakthrough comes to an end!

By | November 26th, 2017|Generally Newsworthy|

The 2017 RACV Energy Breakthrough has come to an end with the falling of the chequered flag in the 24 hour Secondary Human Powered Vehicles and Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) trial on the RACV Track. Watch and relive the moment!

2017 EB Bites: Seymour College revved up for the Cyient Try-athlon

By | November 26th, 2017|Generally Newsworthy|

Revved up and ready to go. Jake Stevens catches up with the excited gang from Seymour College before they test out the roads for the Cyient TRYathlon practice session on the Friday night of the 2017 RACV Energy Breakthrough in Maryborough, Victoria. Produced by Jake Stevens.

2017 EB Bites: Jells Park Primary School take out their heat of the pushcart sprint

By | November 26th, 2017|Generally Newsworthy|

We've won it" - the simple but joyful thought that crossed Harper's head as he steered the Jells Park Primary Scool pushcart to sprint victory at the 2017 RACV Energy Breakthrough in Maryborough, Victoria. Produced by Jake Stevens.

For The Love of Lilly – Yarrawonga College P-12

By | November 26th, 2017|Generally Newsworthy|

For this year’s Yarrawonga College teams, being a part of the 2017 RACV Energy Breakthrough is all that little more special. They are racing in loving memory of their friend Lilly Toms. Lilly was a Yarrawonga College P-12 student who was diagnosed with B-cell Leukemia in late 2016 and sadly passed away in August this year.

2017 EB Bites: Yuille Park Community College show off their sick paint job

By | November 25th, 2017|Generally Newsworthy|

Jake Stevens has a chat with Yuille Park Community College as they show off their intricate paint job before they hit the track on the Friday night of 2017 RACV Energy Breakthrough in Maryborough, Victoria.

2017 EB Bites : Niddrie Primary School after a long first day of racing

By | November 25th, 2017|Generally Newsworthy|

A long day of racing must have taken a toll on the energy of the kids from Niddrie Primary School kids as they give their reflection on their performance in the HPV Primary competition at the 2017 RACV Energy Breakthrough in Maryborough, Victoria.

Day 3  – Did You Place? Pushcarts, HPV’s & Presentations

By | November 25th, 2017|Generally Newsworthy|

Our HPV teams were back on the CFA Track for the restart of the 14 hour trial after a compulsory break overnight at 6am ... and our Pushcart teams took to the RACV Track to sprint out the final element of their assessment.

VIDEO : 2017 Saturday Morning Pushcart Action

By | November 25th, 2017|Pushcarts|

All the action from the Saturday morning Pushcart sprint event. With all the speed of a Formula 1 Pit crew, the teams of eight sprint, turn and changeover in lighting speed in front of a huge crowd. You want energy? These Primary school students, their teachers and their families have got it in bucket loads!