Different was the reoccurring word used to describe the events of 2020 by Trevallyn Primary School's student leadership team.
All four of the school's grade 6 student leaders said they were a little nervous heading into high school next year, but felt some comfort in the fact they had adapted to what was thrown at them this year.
Trevally Primary School captain Daisy Barbour said it had been a very different year, but they all adapted.
"It's been interesting of course, but during the lock down I kept in touch with friends a lot and every night we would be talking to each other so it wasn't too bad," she said.
"I actually had a [birthday] party that we celebrated over Zoom."
The 12-year-old is off to Riverside High School next year and said she was excited from what she had seen at orientation.
"I'm looking forward to the classes, because they are very different to primary school," she said.
"I definitely loved art and science."
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For weeks the majority of pupils had to learn from home, with events and camps cancelled and excursions adapted, but it has not dampened the spirits of the 2020 primary graduating class as they look towards high school.
The school's other captain Heidi Curtis is off to Launceston Grammar School next year. She said she was looking forward to meeting new friends, being more independent, and PE and art classes.
"Being our last year of primary school it has been weird to have COVID and learning from home," she said.
"It's only just kicked in that we're leaving."
Vice-captain Henry Youngs will join Daisy at Riverside and said from the taster classes at orientation he was looking forward to his science classes.
Trevallyn vice-captain Carmen De Michiel-Burnham said looking at the positives, it was great to be able to return to school after the initial lock down.
She is off to St Patrick's College next year and said she was looking forwarding to getting involved in their music, dance and drama programs.
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