Walliston Primary student lights up the night

Walliston Primary student lights up the night

DO you want to start the New Year with a bang?

A Walliston Primary School student will be after she designed the winning entry in a fireworks competition that will light up the night sky on December 31.

Year 5 student Georgia Fields won the ABC competition, which asked entrants to design a pattern that could be seen from the Sydney Harbour Bridge as part of the New Year’s Eve celebrations.

The competition was organised by TV channel ABC3 and the City of Sydney.

The winner and their family will feature in the live New Year’s Eve broadcast and count down the start of the 9pm fireworks display.

She has won a week away with her family to Sydney to see her design in action.

The prize includes travel to Sydney with her family, three nights accommodation and return airfares, as well as a spot on the official Dawes Point viewing platform.

Judges described Georgia’s design as being the most creative and capable of being reproduced as a firework.

Judges and said it would light up the sky during the biggest fireworks display in the world.

Entries had to be in by late August and the winners were announced in late October.

Georgia also recently won a photo competition run by Chevron, to design a sun safe poster, and last year won a design competition with Toyota.