PROUD: Agnes Water State School students lead the pack to the new cenotaph.
PROUD: Agnes Water State School students lead the pack to the new cenotaph. Mike Richards

Anzac parade fills our streets with school students

THE Gladstone region's school principals couldn't have been more proud of their students this Anzac Day.

From Prep to Year 12, students donned their school uniforms on Saturday morning, ready to march with their classmates at various areas of the region.

Noah Pengelly and Vanessa Manley, carry the wreath for Builyan State School at the Ubobo Anzac Day ceremony.
Noah Pengelly and Vanessa Manley, carry the wreath for Builyan State School at the Ubobo Anzac Day ceremony.

Discovery Christian College principal Damian Higgins said he was shocked by his school's turnout at the Agnes Water/1770 march from the tavern to the cenotaph.

"Over half the school turned up," he said.

"We have 90 kids and about 45-50 came. It was fantastic and they all looked so smart."

New Agnes Water school Discovery Christian College attended its first Anzac Day march.
New Agnes Water school Discovery Christian College attended its first Anzac Day march.

He commended students who wanted to pay their respects on the weekend.

"Every grade was represented. I was particularly impressed by the number of secondary students who came along.

"Normally it's hard to get secondary students to come to anything but they were out in force."

Calliope State School students Tori and Jayde lead their school in the Anzac march. Olivia holds the wreath.
Calliope State School students Tori and Jayde lead their school in the Anzac march. Olivia holds the wreath.

Calliope State School acting principal Raelene Norris said she had more than 100 students march from Bunting Park in Calliope.

"It was the biggest number we have ever had which was wonderful," she said.

Agnes Water State School students Luca Bowe, Charlie Bradley-Tassler, Trinity Johnson and Matilda Gourlay spoke at the Agnes Water dawn service.
Agnes Water State School students Luca Bowe, Charlie Bradley-Tassler, Trinity Johnson and Matilda Gourlay spoke at the Agnes Water dawn service. Mike Richards


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