A RHYL school pupil has won the royal assent from the Queen of Hearts.

Denbighshire pupils have taken part in seven Alice in Wonderland themed schools’ competitions as part of Enrichfest 2019: Wonderland which coincided with featured themed school visits courtesy of Colwyn Bay pantomime professionals Magic Light productions to celebrate Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic.

A total of 15 schools signed up for this year’s, with 1,552 entries submitted across the seven Cheshire Cat Challenges, seeing year two Ysgol Dewi Sant pupil Mary Henderson win the Crowning Glory: 2019 Year of Discovery Crown competition to design a crown fit for the villainous Queen of Hearts.

St Asaph Infants year two pupil Eleanor Burges, was also among the winners, bamboozling the Madd Hatter himself with a poem in the Mad Hatter’s Little Riddlers Poetry Competition.

The Denbighshire Curriculum Enrichment initiative is a project run by Denbighshire County Council’s Education and Children’s Services to enhance learning and support young people, with the topic of Alice and Wonderland being selected by the pupils.

As part of the challenges, children and young people aged between five and 14 also submitted colourful and inventive Alice dress design entries, Wonderland TripAdvisor reviews, Tea Party smoothie recipes, playwriting scripts and Victorian style photographs.

Winners of the other competitions included pupils of Ysgol Bodfari, Ysgol Trefnant, Ysgol Pendref and Ysgol y Parc in Denbigh as well as Rhos Street School in Ruthin.

The eight prize winners - with two for the Framin Alice photography competition - took part in Wonderland becomes Winnerland - a theatre production day, with Magic Light Productions at Theatr Twm o’r Nant, Denbigh, on Thursday, April 11 to see their winning designs transferred from page to stage and brought to life in the theatrical production of ‘The Magic of Wonderland’, which will then tour Denbighshire schools in May and June.

The creative team are now busily curating Alice in Denbighshire - The Cheshire Cat Gallery, which will be held from Wednesday, May 15 until Friday, July 19 at the County Hall in Ruthin.

The exhibition will be open to the public and features children’s work drawn from entries in this year’s competition.