Great experience shadowing Sussan
Finley High School student Sheridan Mortlock was given the opportunity of a lifetime last week — to shadow one of the country’s busiest politicians during an election campaign.
Sheridan spent a week with Member for Farrer and federal Minister for Health, Aged Care and Sport Sussan Ley as part of the school’s work experience program.
‘‘I’m interested in politics and it’s something I would like to pursue when I’m finished school,’’ the 16 yearold said.
‘‘I wanted to get a feel for it.’’
Starting on June 14, Sheridan accompanied Ms Ley while she travelled around the local region visiting constituents, business owners and attending community events.
They door knocked in Albury before making their way to Deniliquin, where Ms Ley and Sheridan attended a morning tea for the region’s volunteers on Wednesday. It was held following Ms Ley’s announcement of Federal Government Volunteer Grants last month, where 78 groups in the Farrer electorate shared in $276,000.
‘‘It’s been great getting to see a day in the life of a politician,’’ Sheridan said.
‘‘It’s been a great learning experience.’’
Federal Minister for Health, Aged Care and Sport Sussan Ley with Finley High School work experience student s Sheridan Mortlock last week.