Malala Yousufzai has stood for the first time since she was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan, according to doctors treating her at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Dr Dave Rosser, the hospital's medical director said the 15-year-old has been able to stand with help for the first time and is communicating by writing notes.
Dr Rosser, also gave details of the bullet wound which struck Malala.
He also said: "Malala is keen that I thank people for their support and their interest because she is obviously aware of the amount of interest and support this has generated around the world."
The teenager, who was attacked after promoting the education of girls and criticising Taliban militants, was initially treated by neurosurgeons at a Pakistani military hospital before being flown to the UK.
She was shot with two classmates as they made their way home from school in north-west Pakistan, in what Foreign Secretary William Hague described as a "barbaric attack".