The Energy Breakthrough is a joint initiative of the Country Education Partnership (CEP) and the Central Goldfields Shire Council (CGSC).
Since 1991, the Energy Breakthrough has provided 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 program is unique in that all teams must compete across three areas of assessment: Design and Construction, Display and Presentation and Trials.
(Information from eb.org.au)
Willmott Park Primary School first entered into the RACV Energy Breakthrough event in 2007 in the anticipation of seeking new ways to engage our students by giving them a wider range of challenges.
This program encourages our students to examine and use technology while considering its impact on the environment and the way people live both locally and globally.
Primarily we invite our grade five and six students to participate by going through a rigorous try out process which gives us information on our students’ level of fitness as well as commitment toward this program. This process begins in February with lots of fitness training in our specially designed bike room.