A lot of things in education have changed since 1991, but RACV Energy Breakthrough has not just survived this time period, it has thrived and continues to engage primary and secondary school students in an exciting hands on, real learning, program.
On November 20-22, Energy Breakthrough marks it’s 25th Anniversary.
Having set out initially to make science and technology more accessible for rural students and to address the need to better engage students (especially girls and rural students) in science, maths, engineering, and environmental studies, Energy Breakthrough, developed by Country Education Partnership, has become one of the largest education events in the country.
In its early days, it formed a strong partnership with RACV and the Central Goldfields Shire – partnerships that still exists today, and now is recognised as one of the best partnerships between schools, local communities and industry.
It is an event that has not only engaged thousands of students and teachers (some international and interstate), it has provided an enormous on-going economic boost to the town of Maryborough and surrounds. It’s impact has been so immense over this time, it is hard to truly measure.
From what was a concept borne “between friends at a weekend barbecue”, Energy Breakthrough has become an institution which continues to grow in both popularity and recognition. Those schools and their communities that participate each year know the impact that Energy Breakthrough has on student’s learning- especially in the areas of science, technology, maths, engineering and environmental studies. Talk to any one of the educators at the event in November and their passion for the opportunity Energy Breakthrough presents for their students is obvious.
This year, regardless of your direct involvement in the event, come and celebrate the 25th year of Energy Breakthrough through the variety of activities and events that will be provided to celebrate the 25 years.
It will also provide people with the opportunity to mingle with old friends and colleagues, to reminisce on past years and to savour the passion, work and innovation that is so enthusiastically presented by this year’s teams.
For further details on the 25th Anniversary Energy Breakthrough, please visit the official website: RACV Energy Breakthrough