Pavani (right) and colleagues on the scholarship
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'Education is so valuable' - student

18 November 2013 Last updated at 16:53 GMT

School Reporter Pavani from Whitley Academy in Coventry reflects upon her recent visit to the United States, made possible after being accepted on to the US Embassy Journalism Exchange Programme.

She tells BBC Coventry & Warwickshire about visiting New York and Washington for the first time, what she learned about journalism and why she thinks education is so important.