Central State School?s Tamesha Stayte, 5, was ecstatic to see mum Shannon after her first day of Year 1.
Central State School?s Tamesha Stayte, 5, was ecstatic to see mum Shannon after her first day of Year 1.

Excitement peaks as school bells ring again



AS THE school bells rand yesterday morn- ing, hundreds of Gladstone kids filed back into their class rooms after enjoying a six-week holiday.

Although many children, espe- cially those starting school for the first time, were excited, for Gladstone Year 1 student Taylor Elsdon, it was more about being old enough to start playing soccer.

Taylor said his dad had bought him a real soccer ball to practise with.

'Dad has taken me down to sign on for soccer,' he said.

'Now I can go to school and play it with my friends.'

Taylor was also excited about wearing the new uniform and using his new books.

Taylor said he and his mum had wrapped his books up in contact for him.

'I even have new colouring in pencils, because I like colouring in. I can write my name and do the A, B, C, it might be ok to learn other things.'

Mother Anita Lester said she was excited but sad at seeing Taylor heading off to school.

"I think his little playmate (his sister) will be missing him the most,' she said.

'He is always playing with her, so it will be sad for her.



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