Portsmouth pupils enjoy evening at science museum

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A STUDENT from Portsmouth High School was highly commended at the Women in Science and Engineering Awards.

Holly Giles and April Selby, both 17, attended the awards at The Science Museum in London. They were presented by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Patron of WISE.

The WISE Awards recognise the talent of individual females in science, technology, engineering and manufacturing (STEM), and those who champion and support them.

Holly and April were shortlisted for the WISE Girl Award which was awarded to a girl under 18 whose outstanding achievements will inspire other girls to feel passionate about science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

Holly Giles was highly commended for her enthusiasm for science via her blog.

She said: ‘It was an amazing experience and a fantastic opportunity for networking.

‘The Science Museum was an incredible venue and we sat for dinner amongst the exhibits.’

Headteacher Jane Prescott, said: ‘The WISE awards offer a brilliant opportunity to inspire and reward girls and women in the pursuit of careers in STEM.’

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