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A STUDENT has been named as runner-up for Young Scientist of the Year.

Christine Addae-Kyereme, who goes to Portsmouth High School’s sixth form, came second out of 200 finalists at the Big Bang Competition in Birmingham.

At the event, students had to do a Dragon’s Den-style pitch to a panel of judges including astronaut Helen Sharman and Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

Christine’s project was one of the five shortlisted for science. She said: ‘I was fortunate enough to attend the Big Bang Fair due to my Nuffield Research placement which I completed last summer.

‘It was an amazing opportunity which allowed me to share my knowledge.

‘It was an extraordinary gathering of young engineers and scientist who inspired me with their creativity and passion for science and technology.’

Other Portsmouth High School sixth form students who went along were Isabel Boden and a team of young engineers Maleha Khan, Hannah Burford, Jade Cutler and Tasnia Mahmood.