Junior Travel Ambassadors (JTA)
In March 2021, we embarked upon the Modeshift STARS Accreditation scheme and our House Captains at that time, decided to take on the role of Junior Travel Ambassadors. Their initial work was focussed around the promotion of the 'Big Pedal' - with our school eventually taking the top #1 spot in Rutland, #4 in the East Midlands and #41 nationally. JTAs continue to promote active travel as well as the promotion of the 5-minute walking bubble around the school - we thank our parents & carers for supporting this.
In the final part of the summer term, the JTA's embarked on a particular mission to improve local road safety around the school with a focus in 3 areas:
Lowering the speed limit near to the school to 20 miles per hour instead of 30 miles per hour. This will help keep you alive if you are hit by a car.
A zebra crossing between the top of our school lane and the village hall to make it safer for everyone to cross the road.
Signs before the bends to tell motorists that there are children crossing ahead.
Their plan was set out and implemented as follows:
Over the course of the 2nd half of the year, the group have led this whole school initiative which led to a submission for the initial Green Modeshift STARS award, quickly followed by submission for Bronze - successfully awarded in September 2021.
Keep checking in to see what our new team are focused on this year.