After taking a two year break due to the global pandemic, the Energy Breakthrough program is back for 2022. This year’s program is shaping up to be the best one yet, and there’s new challenges for schools to get involved in, too.
The Energy Breakthrough program was co-founded by the Country Education Project (CEP) and Central Goldfields Shire Council (CGSC) in 1991. Since then, the Energy Breakthrough has become an annual challenge to encourage students, teachers and parents to work together and innovate their way to the finish line. This has included a swathe of regional and rural schools.
School groups work together to create and innovate a vehicle or machine that represents an ‘energy breakthrough’. The Energy Breakthrough program is a fantastic way to immerse students in creative teamwork and problem solving to come up with innovative solutions. The categories for the Energy Breakthrough program include: a Junkyard Challenge, Pushcarts, TRYathlon, Human Powered Vehicles and Energy Efficient Vehicles. For Primary Schools looking to build some great connections and get involved, but not quite sure how or where to start, the pushcart category offers a low barrier to entry.
The program all comes together in November, in the heart of the Central Goldfield’s Shire, Maryborough. Over the course of four action packed days, students, teachers and parents assemble their vehicles and do live demonstrations and testing.
Currently there is still availability for rural and regional schools to enter the Energy Breakthrough program for 2022, so if you’re interested in applying or want to find out more information please get in touch through the details below.