It might be school holidays, but that didn't stop pupils heading to Launceston Church Grammar for two days of learning.
The Launceston Learning Festival began on Tuesday morning, with close to 100 pupils choosing to participate in activities usually found outside the school curriculum.
Headmaster Richard Ford said the festival flowed out of the school's idea that great learning should be celebrated and shared.
"As a city there's so much great learning happening every day," he said.
"We don't want it to stop in the holidays, we want it to continue, and it's great to see students who want to keep sharing together with us their passion for learning."
Pupils aged 9 to 14 were involved with the two-day festival.
"They're from schools right across Launceston, as far away as Hobart, and I believe there are students here from New South Wales as well," he said.
Workshops included filmmaking and photography, website and graphic design, basketball, drone flying, drama, wearable art, acapella choir, songwriting, and mountain bike trail riding.
"We certainly want students to be active and engaged in learning every day," he said.
Acting City of Launceston mayor Danny Gibson said it was great to see pupils participate in such a diverse range of workshops.
"Life is all about opportunity and challenges," he said.
"When we're challenged and take a hold of opportunities we never know what's going to happen."
He congratulated the students on putting up their hand and saying yes to getting involved.
"We love learning in Launceston," Cr Gibson said. "We're a city of learning."
The festival will continue on Wednesday.
For more information, visit launcestonlearningfestival.com.au.