SCHOOL bells will ring for the last time this afternoon, as the year comes to an end.
Students across the region have enjoyed their last week of classes, celebrating the school year that was.
Their new-found freedom is set to take over the region, and they cannot wait to get started.
From the skate park to the town pool, our students are preparing to take full advantage of the break.
Year 7 student Sam Carson, from Dalby State High School, said he was already counting down to the final bell this afternoon.
"I will mostly be going to the skate park over the holidays,” he said.
"It is a place I can relax and chill and just think about riding scooters.”
Sam said being with his best mates at the skate park gave him great enjoyment but, like many kids, it was the time spent with family over Christmas he enjoyed the most.
"I love hanging out with my family. It's not complicated and you just watch movies at the cinema or at home,” Sam said.
His fellow school-mate Hunter James said the summer holidays allowed him to enjoy the outdoors with his family and friends.
"I like going to the pool and playing with the inflatables,” Hunter said.
"Fishing and camping with my family is also great and something I enjoy.”
Sam and Hunter are not alone as most kids will be looking for the next fun activity over the break.
Places such as the Dalby PCYC, Myall Youth and Community Network Centre and Dalby Library have a full list of events listed on their websites.
The first day of the new school year will be Monday, January 22.
Term one will be 10 weeks long and finish on Thursday, March 29, before the Easter weekend.
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