Ella is in the pink

Creative girl:  Ella Wilson with Frenchy the mascot.
Creative girl: Ella Wilson with Frenchy the mascot.

A SCHOOLGIRL who designed a pink tiger mascot for a shopping centre has met up with the completed version of her creation.

Ella Wilson, aged 12, from Misterton, won a competition to design and name the Frenchgate mascot, Frenchy.

She said: “My teacher Miss Bell told us about the competition so I entered, but I didn’t think I would win. It was a fantastic surprise to meet Frenchy, he looks exactly like my design.”

Ella won a tour of the Yorkshire Wildlife Park and a £1,000 gift card for her school.