A Denbighshire primary school pupil has drawn up a winning design for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s research department.

Ysgol Trefnant pupil Lily Winter, aged nine, has won a competition to design CERI the dragon, the research department’s new mascot.

The competition was run to encourage children to think about the research and development work carried out by the Health Board.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s research department has almost 400 studies in operation, including research into Alzheimer’s disease, blood glucose self-monitoring and increasing muscular strength in the elderly.

Lily’s design was chosen from entries submitted by primary school children across Denbighshire.

Doctor Nefyn Williams, Director of Research and Development, said: “We ran this competition to encourage children to think about the research and innovation that goes on in North Wales.

“We really enjoyed speaking to all of the schools involved in the competition, and hope we have sparked their interest in finding out more about R&D.

“We were delighted with all of the entries we had, but Lily’s really stood out as a fantastic design.”

CERI, which stands for Create Explore Research Innovate, will now be used on future projects by the research and development department.