For students at Exeter High School, hands on learning has taken on a whole new meaning.
As part of their Agriculture Studies class, late last year the year 11 and 12 students began to supply eggs from the school's farm to Exeter cafe The Cabin.
Students Sarah Young and Amy Plapp, both 15, said it had taken a couple of months to get things up and running, with about 60 chickens now calling the school home.
"It's good to work with the community closely, then you get ties with them," Ms Young said.
Ms Young and another student also gained part time jobs thanks to the partnership.
She said it was a great opportunity for the students to get hands-on experience in the field.
The Cabin opened in July, and is run by husband and wife team Chris and Lara Bamber who immigrated from the UK seven years ago.
Mr Bamber said with their passion for using Tasmanian produce, the partnership with Exeter High School was perfect.
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"The community really took to it, and the teachers would come in and we'd have a chat," he said.
He said Liam Fox, the school's Agriculture Studies teacher, asked him where they got their eggs from.
"We were getting them off a nondescript supplier - all free-range, good quality, but there was no story behind them," he said. "Liam said they were about to get their last stamp, and at that point I said, 'I'll take all of your eggs'.
"They're fantastic. Over the Christmas period I picked the eggs up and I left my car door open, and the hens jumped in the car.
"These chickens are roaming freely and they're happy, so it's really good that we can get in there and know where they're coming from."
Mr Bamber said the partnership also showed the students the result of their hard work.
"It's great that they're learning relevant skills, and then they come in with their parents for brekkie and get to see where their eggs are going," he said.