WHEN you think of Schoolies you often imagine teens partying hard in big cities, but a group of Biloela High students have opted for a more relaxed option.
Bernie Elliott, Linelle Peake, Chennoa Wells, Megan Boal and Hayley Streeter have chosen to head to Agnes Water for Schoolies celebrations run by the PCYC.
The PCYC, along with Sandcastles in Agnes Water, is offering Year 12 students the chance to participate in a safer option for Schoolies.
As well as a variety of fun activities, Sandcastles is also offering special discounted prices for school leavers.
The girls are looking forward to the relaxing, low-key Schoolies they have planned.
"The Gold Coast seems very intense from what you see in the media," Hayley said.
On the advice from their parents to look at other options outside of the party-hard Schoolies lifestyle, the girls found Agnes the perfect option for them.
"It's a lot safer than the Gold Coast and closer to home," Bernie said.
And what are they looking forward to the most?
"The beach," all five girls echoed.
"Well, and meeting new people, but mostly the beach," Hayley said.
All events will be supervised by police and the PCYC.
"When the police are going to be at events you know it is going to be safe," Bernie said.
But the girls are still in for the real Schoolies experience.
"There will still be Red Frogs (Schoolies support network) there so that is really good," she said.
Schoolies' breakfast, lunch and dinner are also included in the cost, along with all the activities including the 1770 LARC.
The girls are looking forward to relaxing on the beach of Agnes after their marathon year.