The Eaglehawk North Primary School Energy Breakthrough Team competes annually at the Energy Breakthrough event held in Maryborough during November of each year. In 2018 the team will compete for the 7th year. This year we have entered two teams in the Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) category. Students are involved in studying the use of Human Powered Vehicles (HPV’s), racing them and presenting their learning to a panel of judges. The RACV Energy Breakthrough Program brings schools and communities together to highlight the need for more sustainable energy use.
The ENPS EBT program fosters students’ leadership capabilities, team work skills, confidence and public speaking skills. These students often become involved with student leadership programs, both at ENPS and secondary college. Each year the program is supported by a number of dedicated parents and fosters family involvement through a range of opportunities such as fundraising, speech preparation, race day and mechanical support.
Students are involved in a training program beginning in February to develop their fitness and confidence in the HPVs. This training involves a number of bike riding sessions, specialist sessions in the HPVs including day and night sessions as well as skills sessions with up to 2 sessions per week. Students develop a working knowledge of the trikes and are involved in seeking fundraising for the program.
Each year the program is fortunate enough to receive generous support from businesses in the local Eaglehawk and Greater Bendigo communities. This year we are fortunate to be supported by the following businesses and community groups: Fairley’s SUPA IGA, Lions Club of Eaglehawk, CV Bearings and Wizartry Signs. We thank these businesses for their support, as without this we would be unable to compete in the RACV Energy Breakthrough.