The Junior Travel Ambassador

The Junior Travel Ambassador (JTA) scheme is a national initiative that encourages peer-to-peer engagement and is used to promote safer, active and independent travel within the school community. It's a fun and engaging way to spread important messages and build skills for life. The JTA scheme aims to take a more direct approach to promoting independent travel, particularly for the children in Years 5 and 6 who may now be travelling to and from school independently. This includes running projects, leading assemblies, organising workshops and competitions to share ideas on travel planning and learning how to use Transport for London’s Journey Planner. There are a number of themes that the children explore each half term such as learning about the green cross code, 'belt up' - travelling in cars, cycling safety and much more.

The scheme is offered to the children in our Year Five Class. Mrs van Manen met with the class at the beginning of the year to explain what the role involves and to share the job description outlining what is expected from all of our JTA's. All children completed application forms for the role noting their interests, strengths and why they feel that they would be a suitable candidate. Our Head Boy/Girl team and their deputies then met with Mrs van Manen to make their selection. The children chose the following children to become the JTA representatives for William Morris Primary School.