YEAR 12 students have grown up.
The last day of classes for Year 12 students in Orange is Thursday and early statements from students suggest the celebrations will be more constructive rather than destructive.
Gone are the days when students rampaged the streets egging cars and flour bombing passers-by according to Orange High School students Courtney Lamb and Jackie Cudden.
Anyone who is thinking about causing trouble is “a bit immature”, the girls said.
“Just don’t do it,” Courtney said.
The girls are excited to be taken on a mystery tour organised by the school where they are taken to a secret location and participate in team bonding exercises.
The girls believe they could be taken to Lake Canobolas.
Year 12 advisor Glen Pearson laughed and promised they would be in for a surprise.
“[muck-up day] just won’t happen, they know it won’t happen,” he said.
“They’ll be too tired,” he laughed.
The plan worked last year.
The students were taken to the pool, tricked, told to get back on the bus, then they were taken to the lake, tricked and put back on the bus.
They ended up at Lake Burrendong and had “a great time”.
Principal David Lloyd said it was a good opportunity to give students a bit of a break and relax during what is traditionally a stressful time with the Higher School Certificate exams starting October 14.
Courtney and Jackie said they planned on going to private parties but had heard no rumours of an unofficial muck-up day plan.