Schoolies gets underway on the Capricorn Coast today.
Schoolies gets underway on the Capricorn Coast today.

Schoolies hits Coast today

SCHOOLIES week has kicked off on the Capricorn Coast, and schoolies numbers are expected to be as high as 250.

The Schoolies Central program will call the Main Beach home, with school leavers paying $20 to access the drug and alcohol free environment.

Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga is encouraging graduating Year 12 students to "be safe and watch your mates" at the upcoming events.

Mrs Lauga said she also wanted to congratulate the senior class of 2015. "Schoolies is a great opportunity to celebrate the completion of high school. However, large numbers of school leavers gathering in popular destinations can bring risks to personal safety.

"Schoolies can ensure they stay safe by making responsible choices when it comes to alcohol, drugs, online privacy, sexual health ... and by remembering to stick together with their mates and to call Triple Zero if they find themselves in an emergency situation," she said.

"Yeppoon proudly boasts one of the safest schoolies records in the nation with thousands of joyous school leavers celebrating their achievement in the area over the years, yet there haven't been any schoolies arrests or hospital presentations reported between 2008 and 2014."

 

Events happening at schoolies

Temporary Tattoos

Live music

Photo Booth

Beach Party

DJ Music & light show

Mechanical bull

Art Workshop

Scavenger Hunt

Outdoor movie night

Laser Skirmish

Foam party

Jelly wrestling



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