Barry Town Council has announced the winning entry in its 'Add to the Timeline' competition.

The contest had submissions from schools and organisations across Barry, including St. Helens Catholic Primary School, Jenner Park Primary School, 5th Barry Guides, and 5th Barry Scouts.

The competition closed on June 1, 2023, with a drawing from former Jenner Park Primary School student, Isabelle Jackson, being chosen.

The design, which depicts a girl wearing a mask surrounded by hand sanitiser, a laptop for online learning, the covid-19 virus and a symbol representing an outdoor ban, is now a part of the official timeline.

Councillor Nic Hodges, chairman of the Committee, said: "Isabelle's powerful artwork captures the essence of our journey through the COVID-19 pandemic, reminding us that even in the face of adversity, creativity and resilience shine brightly.

"Her image on the history timeline serves as a poignant symbol of hope, unity, and the strength of human spirit during challenging times."

Mayor of Barry, Councillor Ian Johnson, along with the councillors from the Halls, Cemeteries and Community Facilities Committee, met Isabelle on March 12, 2024 to award her win and discuss her design.

The timeline, tracing over 130 years of local history, can be found in Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery.