SPRINGFIELD’S future is constantly looked at by experts across all fields.
That doesn’t mean that the power brokers behind the Springfield development aren’t open to more ideas to help create the best future possible for one of the fastest growing communities in Australia.
Recently Springfield City Group chairman, Maha Sinnathamby, put out an invitation to local primary and high school students to present to him their visions for the future of the district.
It’s not the first time Mr Sinnathamby has reached out to students asking them to enter an Ideas and Imagination Award competition.
First started in 2020 the awards invite students to come forward and voice their ideas and dreams for the city they call home.
The theme was simply “tell us what Springfield will look like in the future.”
Mr Sinnathamby said this year they received incredible submissions from many students and each entry was unique and high quality. “We were overwhelmed by the creativity of the pitch presentations,” he said.
The award features primary school and high school divisions with a $500 gift card and trophy going to the senior winner and $250 gift card and trophy to the primary school champion.
Those shortlisted needed to present their ideas in person to Springfield City Group.
Springfield Central State School’s Nelson Smith took out the Primary School Category, while Pal Khatkar a Year 9 student at Springfield Central State High School won the senior trophy.
Mr Sinnathamby addressed the students saying when you challenge yourself to think big, you can truly create something special.
“Imagination leads to innovation so always keep your goals high and just go for it.
“Never, never, never, ever give up. Think big and you will be Big.”