Online learning has its challenges, but spare a thought for those students trying to complete major works for assessment for their Higher School Certificate.
Year 12 Industrial Technology students at St Clare's High, Taree, submitted their major works on Thursday September 2 after spending the final weeks working on their projects from home.
The chaos of a classroom in the lead-up to the final works being due is a scenario most teachers and students can relate to.
However this year the process looked a little different for schools across the State while the stay at home orders remained in place.
"It was difficult completing the project at home but on the positive side, it was a break from the screen and online work, especially because I really enjoy Industrial Tech," student Jackson Martin said.
While it was a challenging way to finish up the works that they have spent the past 10 months on, the students persevered and submitted on Thursday to an impressive standard, teachers said.
"Despite all the difficulties that the COVID period has presented for students, I'm incredibly proud of their determination, dedication and commitment to finishing their major design project to a very high standard," St Clare's Industrial Technology teacher David Hutchinson said.
The skills the students have learnt during Industrial Technology they will use for life, students said.
One student, Chris Schilt has even been helping build a deck with his family at home.
"While we didn't have some of the gear at home, we had the skills that we had been taught which we can thank Sir for. Industrial Technology really gave me some life skills. I feel like I've learnt things I'll always be able to use," student Declan Pettet said.
The works will be marked over the coming months while students prepare for their final HSC exams.
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