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! 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 ...
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.
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'!
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.
Meet Frenoi from Haileybury College, he helped keep the vehicle on track for the whole 14 hours; and he's joined by Casper was the fastest rider for their team and got to cross the finish line, too. Produced by Jake Stevens
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
Jake catches up with Sophie and Izzie from the famous Carisbrook Redbacks at the conclusion of the Primary HPV Endurance trial.
Relive some of the scenes from the 2017 RACV Energy Breakthrough Secondary HPV and EEV Trial, where 111 teams rode through all four seasons over 24 hours. Produced by Harry Mustey, Jaydon Flynn and Ty Hall.
Thank you to EVERYONE who participated in this year’s RACV Energy Breakthrough. We salute your achievements and admire your passion and energy. We hope you were Powered By Imagination. Congratulations – you did it!
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!