SCHOOL HOLIDAYS: What region's kids plan on getting up to
SCHOOL holidays can be a time of mixed emotions for families with school-aged children.
Preparing organised and structured activities for your little cherubs can be the best way to keep them occupied, and prevent you from hearing that phrase parents know all too well: "'I'm bored”.
In the lead-up to the upcoming July school holidays, we asked a group of Year 6 students from Kingaroy State School what they were excited to be getting up to during their break.
Harry Johnson was looking forward to catching up with his Grandma and his two older siblings.
"I'm going to Toowoomba for a week to visit my grandma and my two siblings who are in uni,” he said.
After catching up with his brother and sister, James will be looking forward to some retail therapy.
"We usually just go shopping or play inside the house,” he said.
"I like to buy mainly toys and lollies.”
Sam King was going to have a pretty relaxed first week of holidays before catching up with her dad in the second week.
"I am going to be at my Dad's, who I barely get to see,” she said.
She is looking forward to the family rivalry they share on the hotly contested sci-fi games.
"Right at the moment I have been playing Star Wars, The Old Republic with him and my brother,” Sam said.
The animal loving, Leisha Saltner was excited about spending some time on the farm during her break.
"I am going horse riding at the farm,” she said.
"Trotting is the thing I like the most about it.”
When she wasn't with her beloved horses, Leisha was going to chill out and watch some Netflix movies.
"My favourite show is Heartland,” she said.
Liam Cullen is looking forward to spending time on the farm with his family.
"I am going to my Grandma's and she lives in Dalby on the farm,” he said.
Liam was predicting he would be getting his hands dirty.
"I usually go with Granddad and my brother and fix up stuff,” he said.
"We move the cattle to different paddocks.”
Justine Evangelista had the lights of the big city in her eyes these school holidays.
"I would love to go to the city and buy clothes,” she said.
Due to a new addition to her family, Justine said there was less time to spend on important things, like shopping.
"I haven't been to the city this year, well I have but not to buy clothes because I had a little sister this year,” she said.
When she does get the opportunity to do some bargain hunting, Justine knows exactly what she is in the market for.
"I would like to have more shoes, because all of my shoes don't fit me anymore,” she said.
Sports star Belle Freeman will be enjoying a more active break than most.
She was proud to be representing the region in one of her favourite sports.
"I am going to Hervey Bay to play State Cup for touch (football),” she said.
When it was time for a well-deserved break, Belle was looking forward to relaxing in front of the TV.
"I like ABC Me and watching dance shows, like Next Step,” she said.