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 Wednesday 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. We run a competition in which each class competes to walk to school most often each month. 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.

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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 starting on November 23rd 2015.
  • Organising Road Safety talks for all year groups across the Junior School, including an assembly held on Nov 4th and a Road Safety show on November 27th.
  • Planning a Day-Glo day to raise awareness of safety during dark mornings.

News

Members

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I wanted to be a JTA because I wanted to stop pollution and make people go to school in a healthier way. I enjoy being a JTA because we get to tell people all about the healthy ways to come to school such as the walk to school.

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I wanted to be a JTA because I like walking to school and encouraging people to walk to school. It also makes people become more and more fit you also get to run lots of competitions. You also help people to be safe on the road. My favourite competition so far has been day glow day because you get to dress up into  glow outfits.

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I want to be a JTA because I want people to walk to school and therefore less pollution.

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I wanted to be a J.T.A because I wanted to help the environment and help build a sustainable life. I also wanted to make people travel safer. I particularly loved Day Glow Day as everyone had fun dressing up in colourful colours.

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Hello, I wanted to be a JTA because I want to help with the competitions and make the roads around Churchfields safer. What I enjoy about being a JTA most is that I know that I am helping people on the roads.

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I wanted to be a JTA because I wanted to know how to make the roads safer and to stop pollution. I also wanted to encourage people to walk to school and help the environment.

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I want to be a JTA because I want to walk to school more often and I want to encourage others to walk.  I also enjoy going on my scooter.

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I wanted to be a JTA because you learn more about the benefits of walking and not going by car and how pollution can spread and kill people.

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I wanted to be a JTA because I want to help children at our school be safe on the road. I wanted to encourage people and make it easier for them to ride their scooters and bikes to school.

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I wanted to be a JTA because I wanted to help and persuade people all around the school to be active by walking and biking to school. I wanted to make sure they are safe when they are walking or biking to school. I enjoy being a JTA because you can make events that can try and make more people walk to school and make them active. My favourite event so far is Bike to School Week because many people will cycle to school and they earn a raffle ticket to encourage them to cycle more often.

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I wanted to be a JTA so I can make the community healthier by walking instead of driving, because we know that traffic causes pollution. I want to help make lots of competitions at our school so that it becomes the healthiest school in Redbridge.

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Hello I was inspired to be a JTA as I wanted to know how school events happen. I also think that it is very good to walk to school. JTAs make active travel easier for everybody.

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I want to be a JTA because I want to help the environment by walking to school, using your bike or using your scooter.  I want to help the Earth survive longer.

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Hi! I wanted to be a JTA because I want to encourage people about walking to school. Also, I want to find out the exiting events that are coming up.

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I want to be a JTA because I want to know how to keep healthy by walking to school and encourage people to walk to school.

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Hello, I wanted to be a JTA because I wanted to help the environment like stopping pollution and knowing what kind of events are coming up. Last year I had a lot of curiosity in being a JTA. I became a JTA the year after and that finally made me very happy.

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Hello, I become a JTA because I wanted to help the world stop pollution. I also really wanted to find out the events happening in the future. Last year, I was a JTA and that year inspired me to make the environment a better place.

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I wanted to be a JTA because I love helping other people and the environment. Being a JTA means helping people travel in a safe way. I think it would be good if more children scooted and cycled to school.

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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. My favourite event is ‘walk to school week’ because it keeps you healthy.

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I want to be a JTA because they make activities about the environment fun.

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Hello I wanted to be a JTA because I wanted to help more people be active and I also wanted to know what is happening throughout the year to get rid of pollution and hopefully make the world a better place. I also really enjoy all the events we do like glow day.

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I wanted to become a JTA, a junior travel ambassador, because I wanted to encourage many people to walk instead of drive so the world could be a better place with less pollution in the air. I enjoy being a JTA because it feels good to help people and know the events coming up. My favourite event was the day glow day because it was fun to dress up really bright and have an opportunity to win the amazing competition they made. Walking is also very healthy as you get some breeze at the start of the day to make you feel energetic.

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Hello, I would like to be a JTA leader because I want to inform my class (and everyone around me) what’s coming up. I also want to help out in our school community. A particular event I really enjoyed was the ‘Day Glow Day’- it was bright and fun.

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Hello there! I wanted to be a JTA because I can stay updated with events that are going to happen across the school  and  I can  tell my class. I can also improve  how people get to  school.

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Hello. I wanted to be a JTA because I wanted to help everyone and make the world better by helping the environment.

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I wanted to be a JTA because I wanted to help other children and be a better person. What I enjoy most about being a JTA is that I get to plan fun activities, such as the golden lock and the Biker’s Breakfast.

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I became a JTA  because I wanted to stop pollution  from happening  to our school  environment also I wanted to know what events are happening in school so I can help the school organise the events also I want to help the school to walk and don’t  drive in your car. And I want to help people to be fit and walk to school. My favourite event was bike breakfast.