This autumn pupils came together from across the borough to learn about road safety and to train to become Junior Travel Ambassadors (JTA).
The JTA programme – supported by the council’s school travel team is a student council which promotes active and sustainable travel as well as road safety. It brings children together to spread the message and deliver activities to encourage active and sustainable travel in a fun and engaging way.
On the training day at Greenford Hall, students from across the borough met with their peers and shared ideas to promote active, sustainable and safe travel on the school journey. They learned about the JTA programme and how to best perform their roles, as well as participating in workshops including public speaking, campaign and competition planning skills to promote the benefits of active travel.
Following the training session, the children received a certificate and a badge and were invested into their role as ambassadors by the mayor of Ealing, Dr Abdullah Gulaid. He said: “It is great to see children working together to make a difference and encourage their peers and school community to engage in sustainable, active, responsible and safe travel.”
The children were delighted to receive recognition for the fantastic work they undertake in their schools to support the active travel challenge, running road safety campaigns and creating posters to promote active travel to school.
A student from Oaklands Primary school said, “I really enjoyed the JTA fun day and meeting students from other schools, it helped me to understand my role better.”
For more information on the support available to JTAs and schools in Ealing contact firstname.lastname@example.org