Energy Breakthrough Program
Now in its’ 28th year, the Energy Breakthrough is an exciting program designed to provide opportunities for students, teachers, parents and local industry to work together to design and construct a vehicle, a machine or innovation in technology that will represent an ‘energy breakthrough’.
The Energy Breakthrough is a joint initiative of the Country Education Project, the Central Goldfields Shire Council.
The program encourages participants to examine and use the latest technology while considering its impact on the environment and the way people live locally and globally.
When it is on?
The 2019 Energy Breakthrough event is held from 20 to 24 November in Maryborough, Victoria.
Businesses or individuals are invited to be a sponsor of this event
To download our current sponsorship proposal please click here
Yarrawonga College P – 12 involvement
With time, dedication and commitment received from both students and particularly parents we are now in our eighth year of competing at this amazing event that is the Energy Breakthrough.
Students from both our P – 4 and 5 – 8 Campus’s work closely together to enter teams into the Energy Breakthrough Challenge under the Human Powered Vehicle and Pushcart Categories.
Students will have the opportunity to be involved in the planning and implementation of the challenge through areas such as catering, fitness training, innovation and planning for the camp component..
Human Powered Vehicle (HPV)
Entrants design, build and compete, using a vehicle powered solely by human power. Design requirements include a maximum length of 2.7 metres, single seat and a minimum of three wheels.
The Pushcart event is a challenging but enjoyable way of introducing energy use and technology to young students.
The machines are based on the humble billycart, and are pushed energetically through an obstacle course, sprint and circuit events at Maryborough in November.
The teams of ten students may obtain the assistance of other students, parents, friends, local trades people, community groups to build their pushcart.