Red Frogs Jump To Support Schoolies


The Red Frogs Chaplaincy Australia were in town last week to help support school leavers during their Schoolies Week celebrations.

The nationwide volunteers assisted schoolies by operating a free shuttle bus service to help transport schoolies away from the foreshore in the evening, provided free pancake breakfasts, did foreshore rubbish clean-ups and provided assistance to local authorities during this celebratory period.

“This year, a team of 40 Red Frogs arrived in Cowes and trialled a safety zone on the Cowes foreshore where schoolies could access free water, registration packs and assistance if required,” Council’s Acting Community and Economic Development Director, Antoinette Mitchell, said.

“It was a massive success, with numerous schoolies visiting the marquee to gain assistance or to wait safely until they could be reunited with friends. We had 631 Schoolies register this year, which is a significant increase from 2012, when we had 311 register.”

The Red Frogs also paid a visit to the Bass Coast Shire Council’s Planned Activity Group (PAG), where they provided a cooked pancake breakfast and discussed their role during Schoolies Week.

“This was a great opportunity for the Red Frogs to promote themselves in the community and gain valuable feedback from local residents,” Ms Mitchell said.

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