A TALENTED student from Portsmouth High School is a step closer to victory as she progressed to the final of a competition.
Holly Giles impressed in the heats of the National Science and Engineering Competition with a project that saw her investigate the different genes in chick embryos.
She will now battle it out with other students from across the county.
Holly will represent the south east as a region of rising young talent at the finals of the competition held at The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair in Birmingham next month.
Her entry will be shown to more than 60,000 visitors.
Holly said: ‘The competition has taken me on an amazing journey.
‘I’ve definitely got my sights set on the big prize.
‘The best and most important discoveries and inventions are down to science and engineering, and this contest has helped me to realise that I want to be a part of that in the future.’