* Sarah Tipuric of Ysgol Dinas Bran with Wales MEP Jill Evans.
Sarah Tipuric, a student as Ysgol Dinas Bran, Llangollen, spent a week on work experience at Wales MEP Jill Evans’ office in Brussels.
Sarah is currently studying for her A-levels and hopes to go on to study German at University.
The work experience was awarded as the first place prize for a Euroscola essay competition.
The essay, entitled ‘If David Cameron holds a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU, will you vote for or against and why?’ inspired many students from schools in the counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire to enter.
Following the Brussels visit, Sarah said: “The work experience gave me a fascinating insight into the workings of the E.U and the role of Wales within the European parliament. During the week I had the opportunity to attend debates and committees on a vast range of issues which I found incredibly interesting and informative.
“The multi-cultural environment of the parliament has further encouraged me to pursue a degree in languages as it has demonstrated the importance and usefulness of multilingualism.”
Jill Evans MEP said: "It was great to have Sarah over in Brussels this week, and I really hope she enjoyed the experience. As she is interested in languages, it was extremely beneficial for her to be in the European Parliament and hear all of the European languages being used.
“I always encourage young people to take an interest in politics and welcome them to the European Parliament. We need Wales to have a strong voice and they are the voice of the future, our future in Europe.
"I hope Sarah’s interest in European issues continues, and I wish her all the best as she starts her university studies next year.”