Youngsters at Busy Bee’s Nursery in Stoke Gifford were celebrating this week after fellow student, Alexander Cleave (age 3), scooped a prize in a local NHS art competition.
The competition, organised to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS, invited children to find out more about the role of the NHS and share their ideas of how it may look in the future. Categories included a creative writing exercise as well as a competition to design a medical device of the future.
Alexander was awarded a prize in the under-6’s category after successfully matching pictures of a series of NHS workers with descriptions of their roles.
The competition was organised by Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). CCG Clinical Chair Dr Jonathan Hayes said: “The anniversary is a very welcome opportunity not only to celebrate the achievements of the NHS over the last 70 years but also to encourage young people to think about the role of the NHS and the important part it plays in all of our lives.
We had a fantastic response to the art competition and I’d like to say a very big thank you to all the young people who took part. The competition clearly triggered some very creative thinking and choosing the winners was not an easy task. Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up and I hope they enjoy their well-earned prizes.
Prizes for the competition were donated by local businesses and included a family ticket for a visit to the SS Great Britain, a train ride around Bristol Harbourside, a family pass to Noah’s Ark Zoo and cinema tickets.
Overall winner of the under 6’s matching competition was Chloe Conn (age 6) from St Nicholas Chanty school in Clevedon. Ruby-Marie Thompson (age 11) from Longwell Green Primary School was the winner of the drawing competition with her ‘Operation Robot’ and Martha Redfern (age 11) of Henleaze Primary School was unanimously chosen by the judges as the winner of the creative writing competition with her submission, ‘Just that bit more joyful’.
Alex Cleave (Busy Bee’s Nursery), Alice Vowles (St Nicholas Chantry Primary School), Tilly Dorrington (Longwell Green Primary School), Alexa-Jae Anyinsah (Bowsland Green Primary School), Sofia Dravecky (Wheatfield Primary School) and Amber and Zachary Gara (Longwell Green Primary School) were all selected as runners up.