Junior Travel Ambassadors

Who We Are

We’re the Junior Travel Ambassadors (JTA). With our shining JTA badges and bundles of enthusiasm, we’re the pupils who think about road safety and transport! We are from all year groups across the school to ensure we represent the whole school.

 

The Junior Travel Ambassador scheme is run by Transport for London. We represent our school at Redbridge Borough meetings.

What We Do

Every Tuesday we meet to share ideas and opinions. During each meeting we discuss our progress with current projects. We also plan future projects, organise prizes for competitions, and select the winners of existing competitions!

 

The role of a JTA is to encourage a greener approach to transport. We like to see our friends and fellow pupils walking to school wherever possible. Walking to and from school is important, but we also want pupils of Churchfields Junior School to be safe on the roads of London. We work with our school to create a safer environment. We also have a lot of fun running competitions to encourage a safe and sensible attitude to the roads of London.

Our Aims

  • To encourage our friends and fellow pupils to walk to school.
  • To make sure the pupils of our school are safe on the roads of London.
  • To raise awareness of road safety.
  • To suggest new ways to make the area around our school safe for our friends.

Our Successes

Since the Junior Travel Ambassador Scheme started in September 2014, we have:

 

  • Introduced a new Walk to School competition
  • Raised awareness of road safety at our local infant school
  • Worked with Redbridge Council to improve safety on the roads outside our school
  • Appeared in the local newspaper, encouraging safe parking
  • Announced our plans in a whole school assembly

Future Projects

We have lots of projects happening at the moment, and planned for the future. These include:

 

  • Running the Redbridge Walk to school week banner competition, in preparation for Walk to school week.
  • Organising Road Safety talks for all year groups across the Junior School, including an assembly and a Road Safety show.
  • Planning a Day-Glo day to raise awareness of safety during dark mornings.
  • Organising a Comic Strip Competition, Bikeability weeks, Walking Bear , Dr Bike repair days, Lee Valley Velo Park workshops, Junior Citizenship Day and Theatre in Education shows.

News

Members

I chose to be a JTA because you get to organise Day Glow Day and I’d like to keep the environment clean by walking, cycling, scooting and skateboarding.

I chose to be a JTA (Junior Travel Ambassador) because I want to try and put an end to pollution and I also like the activities for example Day Glow Day and Bikeability. My favourite competition is Day Glow Day because you get to dress up into  glow outfits and help people be safe.

I am a JTA and I am proud to be one. Making the world a better place is our job. I want to help more people to get involved in more outdoor activities. We help organise Day Glow Day, bikeability and many competitions.

I want to be a J.T.A. because I want to help people breathe in less pollution and I am excited about Day Glow Day because it is really fun and I want to know about road safety because I will be in secondary school next year. I also want to encourage children to be active and sporty when going to school.

I chose to be a J.T.A. because I want to help the community be better and get more people to walk to school. I am going to secondary school next year and I want to know more about road safety I start travelling on my own.

I wanted to become a J.T.A. because I wanted to stop pollution and encourage 90% of people to start walking as well as finding other ways to get to School including scooting or running. My favourite trip was the Lee Valley Velo Park because it was a fun way to do a different way to biking.

I want to be a J.T.A. because I want to help people to not drive around our school since we want Churchfields to be safe. I also like the fun games that they provide e.g. I liked Day Glow Day. I also like that when we’re making people walk we do in lots of fun ways.

I wanted to be a J.T.A. because I want more people to walk so there is less people driving and to learn how to be safe. I would like to run competitions e.g. Day Glow Day (which was my favourite.)

I want to be a J.T.A. because I did bikeability and it really helped me and I want others to learn to cycle too. I like Day Glow Day because it shows people you are there and people are aware of you. I liked the BMX trip because it made me want to ride a bike more and I feel like the J.T.A.s might be a really fun thing to do.

I wanted to become a J.T.A. because I love Day Glow Day.

I want to be a J.T.A. because I really like bikes and Day Glow Day. I like bikes and Day Glow Day. I like bikes because I HATE POLLUTION and just like to cycle.

I wanted to be a J.T.A. because I want to encourage people to walk to school to make the community healthier because we that driving causes pollution. My favourite event is Lee Valley Velo Park because it is challenging to everyone and I want our school to become the healthiest school in Redbridge.

I wanted to be a J.T.A. because I want everyone to stop breathing in pollution from cars. It is really unhealthy and will make you ill and you have to be sent to the hospital as soon as possible, so I park and stride. Park and stride is parking your car a few miles away from school so it would not enter our healthy school and make us ill. Then we will stride the rest. Also I like Day Glow Day because if you glow people can see you.

I chose to be a J.T.A. because I want to encourage more people to walk to school and I want to make less pollution.

I want to be a J.T.A. because I want more pupils ride bikes, scooters and walking. I want to help the Earth survive longer.

I wanted to be a J.T.A. because The Walking Bear helps people walk to school and helps them stop driving and instead of driving they can walk, scoot or cycle.

I would like to be a J.T.A. because I want to reduce pollution in fun ways and encourage people to walk to school. I would also like to organise competitions and special events such as Day Glow Day.

The reason why I wanted to be a J.T.A. is because I want to have younger people to have fresh air to breathe and have no pollution.

I wanted to be a J.T.A. because it sounded good and I like walking activities as it makes the climate better. I wanted to help the environment and help build a sustainable life.

I want to be a J.T.A. because I want to save the pollution and to walk to school and I would like to tell people to ride their bike.

I want to be a J.T.A. because I want to stop the pollution from coming around our school. My favourite event is ‘walk to school week’ because it keeps you healthy.

I want to learn to ride a bike because it is healthy and fun.I wanted to be a JTA (Junior travel Ambassadors) because I wanted to get involved with the events and stop pollution corrupting our environment. I also wanted to help people stop driving, and walk because if we effect our world it will affect our trees which will affect our breathing. I want to stay healthy and keep the environment healthy.

I wanted to be a J.T.A. because I want to make sure that lots of other people walk to school instead of driving. J.T.A.s do not want to have the whole roads to be filled with cars. We want to be filled with people walking to school.

I wanted to be a J.T.A. because I want to encourage other people to not drive their cars and learn how to be safe on the roads filled with cars. Walking is also very healthy as you get some breeze at the start of the day to make you feel energetic.

I chose to be a J.T.A. because I want to save plants not kill plants with pollution.
I also want to help out in our school community.

I wanted to be a J.T.A. because we organise fun activities including cycling. I can help improve  how people get to  school.