GALLERY: Big dreams on first day of school

EXCITED chatter echoed across the region today as many children prepared for their very first day of school.

Among them were 16 kids headed to C&K Whitsunday Community Kindergarten in Cannonvale.

With playdough, glitter and paint aplenty, they had big dreams for what the future would hold at the end of their schooling career.

Take a look at what our newest kindergarten students want to be when they grow up.