Year 11 student Georgia Ditchfield from Inverell could only dream of participating in a wide variety of water sports until she moved to boarding school in Brisbane.
"One of the greatest things about St Margaret's Anglican Girls School is the amazing co-curricular opportunities that are offered," said Georgia.
"If I didn't attend the school, I would not have been fortunate enough to try my hand at several sports including rowing, water polo and lifesaving."
As a boarder at Australia's number one boarding school (2019 The Educator), Georgia now has access to a multimillion-dollar state of the art sports and wellbeing precinct right on her doorstep, a spokesperson for the school said.
Unveiled in August, the world-class precinct includes a water polo sized heated swimming pool with two 50 metre lanes, tennis courts with lights, gymnasium, strength and conditioning gym, an indoor climbing wall, a dedicated ergometer room to support rowing and contemporary health and physical education classrooms.
Sporting pursuits aside, the boarding student has also relished what she says is "one of the best experiences I've ever had".
"I have learnt so much from boarding including tolerance, independence, organisation, trust and acceptance of others," she said.
Visit www.stmargarets.qld.edu.au for more information.