SIGN OF TIMES: Murgon State High School Yr 12 s celebrating their end of schooling at Agnes Water.
SIGN OF TIMES: Murgon State High School Yr 12 s celebrating their end of schooling at Agnes Water. ROB BLACK GLA191112SCHO3

Time to ‘chill out' and unwind for schoolies at Agnes

SCHOOL seemed like an eternity ago as former Year 12s from all over Queensland avoided the crush on the Gold and Sunshine coasts to have fun on The Discovery Coast.

Including past students from Brisbane, Yeppoon, Murgon and Gladstone, the schoolies hit the beach during the day and the Agnes Water Community Centre at night for their own celebrations.

SCHOOL'S OUT: From left, Sarah Jensen, twins Casey and Jessica Rynne, and Chole Scott from Murgon State High opted for Agnes Water instead of the Gold or Sunshine coasts to celebrate the end of Yr 12.
SCHOOL'S OUT: From left, Sarah Jensen, twins Casey and Jessica Rynne, and Chole Scott from Murgon State High opted for Agnes Water instead of the Gold or Sunshine coasts to celebrate the end of Yr 12. ROB BLACK GLA191112SCHO2

The Rynne twins Casey and Jessica, and friends Chloe Scott and Sarah Jensen drove in from Murgon State High to join the fun.

"It's great here, it's not too busy and there's not the trouble that can happen on the Gold Coast," Chloe said.

"And we know the place; we've been coming here since we were kids (with our parents)," Casey said.

Acting Gladstone PCYC branch manager Snr Cnst Peter Dixon said there had been no troubles with schoolies at Agnes Water, with most of them just wanting to "chill out" after a big year.

"They're having a lot of fun. We couldn't get them out of the foam the other night," he said.



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