A STUDENT at a Farnborough school has won £500 in a writing competition.

India Bailey, 17, of Farnborough Hill School, earned the prize for her description of a work experience course.

She attended the course — organised by the Independent Schools Careers Organisation (ISCO) — and was asked to say what she thought of it.

Her article was judged the best and published in the latest edition of the ISCO magazine Careerscope.

India, whose course was in art and design at the Kent Institute, said: “I know more about what I want to do, not what I ‘should’ do, and about how to go about doing it, from portfolios and applications to life after higher education.”

An ISCO spokesman added: “The career experience course initiative is a valuable tool in a sixth former’s decision making armour.

“Students often apply for courses with little knowledge of what the career which follows will involve.

“But the ISCO gives students an opportunity to speak to experienced professionals and sample the type of work that would be involved in a particular profession.”