Junior Travel Ambassadors (JTAs)
Our Junior Travel Ambassadors (JTAs) this year are all from Year 6: Salma (Elder class), Tanisha (Oak class) & Laura (Willow).
At the start of the Spring term, our JTAs ran a road safety poetry competition for the children. You can find out more about our JTAs and the competition here. The winners were announced during assembly on 25th February and details are posted here.
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 Year 6 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.