RACV Energy Breakthrough


The Energy Breakthrough aims to…

• Provide an excellent technology project for students from Prep to VCE level
• Encourage young people to explore solutions to environmental and transport issues
• Provide an opportunity for schools and communities to work and learn together
• Provide an opportunity for women and girls to participate in what has traditionally been a ‘male’ dominated area of the curriculum
• Be a fun program with real world challenges
• Offer students opportunities to explore and address vehicle design, driving skills and vehicle and passenger safety issues.

The RACV 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’.

Spring Gully Primary School is building up a strong tradition with it's consistent participation in the Energy Breakthrough Event. Students in Grades 5 and 6 have the opportunity to participate in the RACV Energy Breakthrough event in Maryborough.

Since 2007, the school had two pushcart teams and two Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) teams. The teams are gender mixed, with each team comprising four boys and four girls. Students train for many months in the lead up to the events.

The Maryborough event is usually held in the last week of November, and has been running for many years.

Parents and staff actively support students in this event, and we strongly encourage and seek parental assistance and support for this program.

The HPV team also competed at Wonthaggi in 2007 and 2008. In 2008, one of the teams was lucky enough to finish 4th. Alongside our student team, a community team was also entered comprising of teachers and parents- the vehicle for this team was appropriately named 'Jelly Legs' and surprisingly enough finished 5th in the open category.


Spring Gully
Primary School

Spring Gully Road,

Bendigo 3550

Phone: 5443 7230

Fax: 5441 5584