Schoolboy wins award for working out the best way to break bones

An schoolboy’s lunch-time experiments into how bones break has landed him a top UK award.

Alex Dry, from Abergele, has picked up a Crest prize from the British Science Association.

The 15-year-old, who is about to sit his GCSEs, spent his midday breaks at Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan’s science labs, looking at how animal bones fractured under force.

He has previously won a Crest award for research into colour blindness and is planning to make it a hat-trick with his next project, on toxicology, which he will start when he moves into the school’s sixth form.

Alex’s latest research, for the Crest silver level, looked at bone abnormalities, degeneration and traumas and included a report that took 70 hours to write.

Alex says he plans to study medicine at university with the hope of going on to become a surgeon specialising in trauma or orthopaedics.

Alex’s biology teacher Dr Gemma Dale congratulated him for all his hard work.