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Parliamentary Visit For Student After Competition Success

A high-flying student spent a day at the House of Lords after writing an impressive personal statement about why he would like to become an engineer.

Year 12 student Krishanth Kangatharan entered a Young Engineers competition and had to submit a 300-word account detailing why he would like to enter the field of engineering.

While Krishanth narrowly missed out on the competition to win a work experience placement, his personal statement was put forward for another Young Engineers competition.

His prize was to join four other young people from across the country at the House of Lords last week for a meeting of a parliamentary engineering group.

During lunch, the group joined MPs and engineers to listen to speeches, including one about how engineers must be prepared to take risks and have ambition to lead development.

Krishanth, who is studying Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics A level, said he is interested in going into aeronautical engineering, but hasn't yet made up his mind.

He said: "I want to be involved in things where new machines are invented. I would love to help develop new aircraft and satellites.

"I entered the competition because it will help me stand out when it comes to applying for university places - not many other people will have had an experience like that."