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.
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."
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 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.