GOOD SPORT: Amy Riddell manages to juggle the demands of her sporting prowess and senior studies at Grafton High School.
GOOD SPORT: Amy Riddell manages to juggle the demands of her sporting prowess and senior studies at Grafton High School. Adam Hourigan

High school education prepares Amy for the future

LOCAL cricketing superstar Amy Riddell has to juggle school with her sporting commitments, but that hasn’t stopper her studying hard.

Miss Riddell said it was important to finish school to have more opportunities in life.

“I think if you stay in school, you give yourself the chance to get an ATAR,” Miss Riddell said.

“Then you can move away for TAFE or university,” she said.

Staying in school can ultimately set you up in life with things you wouldn’t be able to have if you hadn’t stayed in school, Miss Riddell added.

“In regional areas there isn’t much opportunity for that,” she said.

While her year is filled with both indoor and outdoor cricketing commitments, she still tries hard to keep up to date with her school work.

“If I’m away at school, I try pretty hard to catch up,”

“I’ve got a few good friends who help me out,” the 17-year-old said.

But even though her sporting commitments take her away from school, Miss Riddell said it was important to do the things you love.

“You can work towards playing bigger and better competitions,” she said.

While she loves cricket, she said staying in school helps prepare you for adulthood.

“It helps you to be ready for the real world... In school you get a lot of things done for you,” she said.

“In senior years you get the opportunity to learn how to do things for the future.”

According to Miss Riddell, finishing senior years is not just about school work.

“It helps you make friendships, and friendships are really important,” she said.



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