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Randstad Education Bristol has announced the winner of its schools competition, designed to mark the leading UK and global educational staffing specialist’s rebrand from Select Education. In keeping with Randstad Education’s name change, the Bristol office asked pupils in local schools what they would change about the city they live in to make it better.

The overall winner was Year 6 pupil, Poppy Morris from Headley Park Primary School and the runner up was Year 2 pupil Bethany Orchard, also of Headley Park Primary.

Randstad Education district manager and competition judge, Andrea Musty, comments: “The standard of entries across Bristol schools was incredibly high but Poppy and Bethany's creative writing and selfless observations clearly stood out.”

Both were recognised as a particular talent by Headley Park Primary head teacher Brian Walton. Mr Walton highlighted the schools commitment to being eco-friendly as a great inspiration for the winning piece of writing and hopes that more children will acknowledge the need to be green and clean in the future.


Winning entry:
What a Load of Rubbish!

Sofas and chairs left out in the rain
What's going on in a Bristolian's brain?

It looks really messy
I get extremely stressy

Cookers and fridges left out in the street
Let’s try and keep Bristol ever so neat

Get rid of our stuff in the right way
Otherwise my hair will turn grey!

Charities collect this sort of stuff for free
And then pass it on to others you see

Let’s help each other out
And then we can shout

No fly-tipping in our city
Let’s make Bristol pretty!

By Poppy Morris, Year 6, Headley Park Primary School

What would change about the city you live in to make it better?

I would change people’s way of thinking. I think people should be more kind and helpful in every way towards each other. I think we should take care of our families if they are not well or older and need help with things.

In school don't bully other people and think about what you need to do in an argument to sort out the problem. Don't be afraid to try new things, be positive and try it because you might like it.

Sharing is caring so you should share with other people when playing with toys. Think about how you use school equipment as it is expensive to replace if it gets broken.

I think people should listen to the parents and teachers to stay safe. I think people should change the way they think for the better.

By Bethany Orchard, Year 2, Headley Park Primary School

About Randstad Education
Randstad Education is a specialist division of Randstad, the world's second-largest staffing services group. It is the leading UK and global educational staffing specialist, providing quality, individual service to over 10,000 teachers and support staff and to the 15,000 schools who have used its service throughout the UK. Randstad Education teachers, assistants and lecturers work alongside 135,000 young people per day across 2,500 schools a week, positively shaping their lives at nurseries, schools, colleges and training organisations across the UK.

Established in 1993, Randstad Education, the new name for Select Education, has a network of over 30 offices throughout the UK with teams of education specialists, including dedicated primary, secondary, special needs, early years and further education consultants.

Working closely with the Department for Education (DfE), Home Office and other government bodies, it also partners on ground-breaking education research with the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and Campaign for Learning. As a result the company has pioneered many aspects of educational staffing, from quality controls and systems through to introducing new services for SEN and teaching assistants.

Randstad Education Limited is an accredited Investor in People (IIP) organisation, a member of the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and is accredited with the Government’s Quality Mark and the international quality standard BS EN ISO 9002.

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