ALTON School (formerly Alton Convent) has played host to Kirsten Bodley, chief executive of the Women’s Engineering Society, who spoke to students about the organisation and her work as an engineer.

Ms Bodley also took the opportunity to present an award to sixth-form student Lauren Shea, who was named by the Telegraph newspaper in 2017 as the youngest in the top 50 most influential women in engineering under the age of 35.

Lauren, who lives in Bordon, was a 2015 TeenTech award winner in Year 10 for inventing the ‘M-Shuttle’ – an innovative concept to get lifesaving medical supplies to soldiers on a battlefield.

Since then she has supported other TeenTech teams both at home and abroad to develop their ideas, working with teams in Finland, Spain and Hungary, as well as younger pupils at Alton School.

Last October, she was announced as the first international ambassador for TeenTech at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace hosted by the Duke of York.