A Local student studying at a Brecon school has won an offer from Oxford University to study engineering.

Lewis Murray, from Jeffreyston, who studies at Christ College, Brecon, has received an offer from Keeble College, Oxford - one of three pupils at the school to be offered places by Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Lewis joined the school in September 2012 from Castle School and has been studying - maths, further maths, physics and chemistry.

A house prefect, Lewis is a talented musician and a regular user of Christ College's fitness suite.

His colleagues Kyle Wang from Shanghai and Hugh Perkins from Cowbridge, were also offered places at Worcester College, Oxford and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, respectively.

Christ College senior academic tutor, Neil Blackburn, said it was a wonderful achievement by three young men given that competition for an Oxbridge place is so fierce, with around six applicants per place in engineering from a strong and international field.

"These students have already gained top academic qualifications to support their applications, but then so have all Oxbridge candidates," he said.

"They all attended Headstart/Smallpeice Trust university residential courses last summer and these have been beneficial not just in supporting their applications, but also in generating a strong interest and enthusiasm for engineering as a career. We are very proud of their success, exciting times lie ahead for them," he added.