A chance to indulge in a passion that lies outside the school curriculum will be on offer for young learners in Launceston as part of an inaugural new festival.
Launceston Church Grammar School launched a new offering for all of Launceston's youth aged between 9 and 14 for its new workshop program, the Launceston Learning Festival.
The first of its kind, Grammar headmaster Richard Ford said the festival would help to meet the school's belief that learning "should be celebrated and shared" and fulfils its goals of working for the community.
"It (learning) is one of the greatest gifts to be able to share with others and one of our passions as a school is learning...part of our mission is to serve and shape our world, so that's what we hope to do," he said.
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The Launceston Learning Festival will be held in October and offers a wide range of workshops: including a clinic with the Tornadoes, mountain biking, photography, website design drama and drone technology.
Mr Ford said the workshops would be facilitated by the wider Grammar community and includes workshop leaders and assistants from within and outside the school.
He said current Grammar students were involved in the workshops and festival, along with current and former teachers and school alumni.
"It's fantastic that our wider Grammar community current and past can come together in this way," he said.
The launch was attended by Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten, who said he thought the festival would make a great addition to the city's events calendar.
"This one is important because of the variety of learning opportunities on offer and what kids can do here."
The festival aims to be an annual event and is deliberately held in the school holidays to entice kids to be part of this unique learning environment.
Councillor van Zetten said he hoped children would "find their passion" among the workshops on offer.
"It's very exciting that they (kids) can develop those skills and have that opportunity."
Mr Ford said one of the hallmarks of a great school was one where children wanted to come to the campus to learn, even outside school hours and that he hoped this festival would help cement Grammar's place as one of those great schools.
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