A biology student who travelled to Bali for an Olympics-style science competition returned home with a silver medal.

Dia Ghose, a pupil at North London Collegiate School, in Cannons Drive, Edgware, took part in the 25th International Biology Olympiad.

She was of the UK’s most gifted students who were invited to take part in the event, having been selected from more than 5,000 sixth form students.

As part of the competition, the 17-year-old took a theory exam paper to test her knowledge and understanding of advanced biology before taking part in practical tasks.

Rachel Lambert-Forsyth, director of education and training at the Society of Biology, said: “I have no doubt Dia has a bright future ahead of her.”