CHILDREN in the eastern Riverina are swapping their classroom for laptops on the kitchen table in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.
NSW doesn't have a mandatory measure to stay at home but parents and families are being encouraged to keep children away from school where possible.
Holbrook sisters Georgia and Imogen Wragge are counting themselves lucky because they can combine school work with riding their horses and enjoying time on the farm.
However, the trade off for city versus country in this instance is access to internet and dealing with slow speeds.
Georgia, 14, is currently studying Year 9 at Trinity Anglican College and her younger sister, Imogen, 11 is in Year 6 at the same school.
From their laptops they can correspond with their teacher. Their mum Fiona explained that the teachers for Year 6 were pre-recording videos that the pupils could watch from home.
"They are very entertaining and helpful," she said.
The students are able to "virtually raise their hand" and ask questions and correspond with their teachers.
Despite some challenges with internet, and not being connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN), the sisters are making the most of their schooling at home.
"So far the girls are really enjoying it and the novelty of being able to finish school and be home is really something they enjoy," their mum said.
Rather than spending a lot of time constantly on a laptop the girls can head outside and make the most of some breaks too.
"They can go and pat the dog or check their horses ... Imogen and I took lunch down to their Dad (Nick), who was sowing."
Both sisters said they were missing their friends but they could talk to classmates on the phone or Face Time.