RACV energy breakthrough

Design, Display and Trial workshop: RACV Energy Breakthrough

As the official Learning Partner of the 'RACV Energy Breakthrough', La Trobe University hosted a free preparation workshop - Design, Display and Trial on Friday 27 October 2017. This free workshop provided students, teachers and team managers with insights into three key areas of the RACV Breakthrough: Display & Presentation, Design & Construction and the Trials.

The workshop featured a presentation from Simon O'Mallon- Lecturer in Design & Technology Education at La Trobe University, Bendigo Campus. More than 250 students from over 16 schools within the region of Bendigo attended - creating buzz about the upcoming RACV Energy Breakthrough on 23-25 November 2017.

About the RACV Energy Breakthrough

The RACV Energy Breakthrough provides 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 encourages participants to examine and use the latest technology while considering its impact on the environment and the way people live locally and globally.

The RACV Energy Breakthrough isn't just a once-a-year event.

School groups work throughout the year to design, build and test vehicles or machines within detailed specifications. It requires a team effort and an across-the-curriculum approach. These groups then bring their vehicles and machines to Maryborough in the Central Goldfields Shire, Victoria for a huge celebration in which they can demonstrate and trial them in action.