A field of dreams

Enquiry Challenge winners Daniel, Jaiden and Trevor with their winning plans. 191901_01 Picture: GARY SISSONS

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Students at Keysborough Primary School have put their minds into urban planning for a pilot program with Development Victoria.

They were challenged to put up design proposals for public open space at a proposed housing estate next door at Coomera Road, Springvale South.

During the process, the students learnt about the vacant site and the options for redevelopment.

Groups of Year 5 students presented their ideas at a school assembly on 1 May.

The winning group of Jaiden, Trevor and Daniel pitched for three spaces – a community garden for residents to grow and share crops, a playground for children and adults to meet and make friends, and a recreation space for picnics, exercise and off-leash dogs.

They will share their ideas to the Geography Teachers of Association of Victoria annual conference in September.

“This presented us with an excellent opportunity to get our Year 5 students engaged with community development and planning,” a school spokesperson said.

 

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