A quarter of Greater Springfield’s population is set to benefit from a new education initiative.

The Greater Springfield Learning Coalition is an exciting new development launched at Robelle Domain Parklands which will see 11 local schools work together to provide the best in education for more than 10,000 Greater Springfield students. Both public and private school students present today were proud to represent their individual schools and echoed their excitement of being a part of a bigger collective.

Springfield Central State High School School Captain Laura Muirhead was the event’s master of ceremonies and said she was excited about what the coalition would mean for her and her peers.

“I think this is a great idea and I’m looking forward to the Festival of Learning later in the year,” Miss Muirhead said.

“It will be great to share on a much bigger scale what the students do and what they are capable of.”

One of the most ambitious undertakings of the Learning Coalition is to plan and deliver a week-long Festival of Learning in October this year.  The festival will be a first of its kind for the area and will feature more than 50 events showcasing what Greater Springfield schools, the University of Southern Queensland and other local learning providers have to offer.

This striking dominance and focus on education has given rise to Greater Springfield’s reputation as a unique Learning City and is in line with Springfield City Group Chairman Maha Sinnathamby’s vision for the area.

“I am delighted with this initiative. Education has always been a very prominent priority at Springfield,” Mr Sinnathamby said. “The schools working together takes this to a new level”.

The Festival of Learning will be held October 21-26 2019.