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Celebrating the achievements of our Junior Travel Ambassadors

17 June 2024

Last Tuesday (11 June), our road safety team hosted a celebration to recognise the hard work of our Junior Travel Ambassadors (JTAs).

Over 70 Junior Travel Ambassadors (JTAs) from across the county came together to celebrate all their hard work and enjoy the chance to meet ambassadors from other schools. The event included games and a special Junior Travel Ambassador rap.

The JTAs are all year 5 pupils and have been advocating for road safety and active travel in their schools throughout the year.

They’ve helped promote national campaigns like the Sustrans “Big Walk and wheel”, “Be Bright Be Seen” and most recently “Walk to School Week” which saw the 31 primary schools that participate in the JTA project get 6,500 children walking to and from their journey to school.

In addition to supporting wider campaigns, they are able to focus on any road safety issues they have at their school such as inconsiderate parking at the school gate.

This year they have been busy doing assemblies, running fun competitions and in many cases have collaborated with others in their community such as Parish Councils and local businesses. All JTAs receive baseball caps and jackets as a uniform.

Maree Richards, Road Safety Officer at Cambridgeshire County Council said, “The Junior Travel Ambassadors do amazing work, and this celebration was a great way to thank them for all the hard work they have done to help make their school community safer and more active.”

“I am hugely inspired by the energy and enthusiasm of the young JTAs and by their dedication to being champions of Road Safety and Active Travel in their schools.”

Max, a JTA from Isleham Church of England Primary School, said “I love being a JTA, I enjoy doing assemblies and running competitions.”

Greg, a JTA from Meldreth Primary School, added that being a JTA is an important job and “I like to know that we are helping everyone to be safer.”

Jessica, JTA from Barhill Primary School said about the celebration event “It has been great meeting all the other JTA’s and doing fun games together.”

Emily, JTA from Littleport Community Primary School, agreed the celebration had been “brilliant and so much fun.”

Find out more about becoming a Junior Travel Ambassador