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Curwen Primary School


Beginning the journey for road safety

Junior Travel Ambassadors (JTAs) are encouraging their classmates to get active and stay out of harms way between home and school.

Working with Transport for London, Pupils in Year 5 and 6 volunteer to get together and find new and fun ways to relay the message about road safety through competitions, assemblies and campaigns.

At Curwen the Junior Travel Ambassadors organise a walk on Wednesday scheme.  The initiative measures how many pupils how many pupils come to school using sustainable modes of transport such as walking and cycling, with a trophy on offer for the most enviromentally friendly class.  Pupils who come from further afield are not left out - they can contribute by getting out of parents car ten minutes early and walking the rest of the way.

Walk on Wednesday is just one of the range of activities the JTAs help to organise.  Supported by the schools health and safety coordinator, they invite visitors such as the Council's school patrol coordinator, John Howard, who brought his guitar and worked with the Ambassadors to teach Reception class children to follow the green cross code through music.