Road Safety Competition
A message from our Junior Travel Amabassadors:
'We are the Junior Travel Ambassadors - JTAs. We are running a competition for children in KS1 and KS2. We would like them to write a poem of any length, about road safety. We want Fern Hill children to be safe on the road! The closing date is Friday 25th January 2019. You can post your poems in the green box in the junior library. Thank you!’
- Laura, Salma and Tanisha, Year 6 JTAs
The Junior Travel Ambassador (JTA) scheme is a London-wide educational programme run by Transport for London which is designed to promote safer, active and independent travel within the school community, building important road safety skills in a fun and engaging way.
Our JTA team is responsible for promoting walking, cycling or scooting to school, and road safety, to the children. You can find out more about the scheme and the role of a JTA on the Transport for London website here.
The Junior Travel Ambassador scheme is an element of the work we do at Fern Hill to earn our STARS accreditation. STARS, which stands for Sustainable Travel: Active, Responsible, Safe, is Transport for London’s accreditation scheme for London schools and nurseries to inspire children and their families to travel to school sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely by championing walking, scooting and cycling. STARS supports pupils' wellbeing, helps to reduce congestion at the school gates and improve road safety and air quality.