Long journey worthwhile

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Students (and their school's farm animals) have made the long journey from Nubeena to Carrick for Agfest.

Students from Tasman District School have travelled the 260 kilometres from Nubeena to Carrick, sharing a ride with their school’s cows, sheep, alpacas, rabbits and chickens.

The bus ride to the north of state was certainly a lively one, with the school’s farm animals ready to be on show at Agfest.

Grade 8 students Paige and Abigail, both 13, and Grade 10 student Alexi, 16, said that they have enjoyed the Agfest journey so far.

“It is a really fun experience,” Paige said.

“The animals are all very friendly and you are able to come and feed them.” 

The students said the opportunity to incorporate farming into their learning is beneficial.

“It is something good to do outdoors so we are not stuck indoors all day,” Alexi said.

“Make sure you come on down.”

The miniature animal nursery can be found near the corner of Main Street and Ninth Avenue.