Postcard for COP26
Ok JTAs, it’s COP26 from Sunday 31st October – Friday 12th November. This is the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, uniting the world to tackle climate change.
It would be a great idea that you could share your thoughts on what you want for the environment and our world in the future, so I would like you to write a postcard and I will send it to the meeting.
Draft out what you want to write in your JTA book first, then when you are happy with what you have written, write it neatly on the postcard. On the front of the postcard you can draw a picture of your hopes and dreams for our world.
You can write about:
What do you hope for the future?
What do you want for the environment?
What can people do to repair the air?
What would you do if you were a leader of the country to help improve the pollution levels and improve climate change?
Bring in your completed postcards to next weeks JTA meeting and I will post them off.
I’m really looking forward to reading your post cards.
Welcome to all 32 of our JTAs 2021-2022.
A fantastic start to the year. You have so many ideas and initiatives to promote active travel this year, I'm really looking forward to working with you all.
A Huge Thank You to the JTAs
I would like to say a massive thank you to all of the JTAs who have worked so hard this year to promote and encourage everyone in our school to actively travel. You have been amazing! You have continued to meet up every week via Zoom throughout the whole year, to run all our usual fun activities such as The Big Pedal, Scooter Challenge, Walk to School Week and a whole lot more. I absolutely love working with such a dedicated team of young people who are determined to improve our health and environment.
Have a fabulous summer and I look forward to working with you all in September. Good luck to all the fantastic Year 6's as you go off to your new schools.
See you in September
Babs has flown away
A massive thank you to the 9 JTAs who are currently taking care of a Babs. I'm sure they are going to go on some wonderful local adventures( following Government Guidelines) and I can't wait to hear all about it in our JTA Zoom Meetings.
Parents Evening 11th and 12th March 2020
Thank you to Hazel Agombar from Southampton City Council who joined me at parents evening to talk about any of the active travel initiatives the Junior Travel Ambassadors are currently involved with.
There was a fantastic display of the JTA's posters they have made to promote parking and striding from the veracity, along with a selection of books, quizzes, colouring in and stickers available for anyone to take.
We also ran a straw poll to find out what our parents/carers thoughts and feelings are on air pollution outside our school gates at pick up and drop off times. As you can see from the results, they are overwhelmingly concerned. So we will continue to work together as a community to reduce the amount of vehicles outside our school gates either by active travel or park and stride.
Well done to the Travel Tracker Monitors
We had a special visitor in assembly today(28.2.20) to award some special edition Travel Tracker badges to our 6 dedicated JTAs who monitor the WOW Travel Tracker weekly to find the most active travelling class and award them the trophy each week. Hazel Agombar was in school to carry out some sound testing for a video she is producing with the JTAs and local schools and then joined our Celebration Assembly to award the badges. Once again well done JTAs and thank you to Hazel Agombar.
Thank you to the Bike Doctor
A huge thank you to the Bike Doctor who came into school to check over any bikes that were left for him. He managed to sort out a few brakes and tyres and made sure that all the bikes were safe and ready to use. Hopefully we will see him again soon.
Park and Stride from the Veracity
Last term the JTAs carried out a lot of research into a suitable Park and Stride area away from the school to help reduce cars outside our school, making it a safer place and to help encourage active travel. Watch this space over the next 2 weeks for more information.
Be Bright Be Seen
The JTAs did a fantastic job of selling the Hi Vis jackets just before the Christmas holidays, they sold 50 jackets. Due to popular demand, they will continue selling them this term for just £1 each. Hurry because when they're gone, they're gone!
Hi Vis Jackets for sale
Following on from the Be Bright Be Seen day during Road Safety Week, the JTAs have acquired some hi vis jackets, perfect to be worn on these dark afternoons and mornings to make pedestrians, cyclists and scooterists more visible to drivers.
The JTAs will be selling these hi vis jackets for £1 each on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week, at first break, next to the library. All money will be going to SOS.
Thank you to Councillor Keogh, who came into celebration assembly to announce the winners of the Veracity sign competition. The three winners won a bag of active travel goodies and their design will be made up into signs for the Veracity to help reduce speed and improve road safety. Well done to everyone who entered the competition.
Fantastic New Kiddie Cones Have Arrived
A huge thank you to Hazel Agombar at Southampton City Council for ordering and organising the delivery of 3 new Kiddie Cones to put outside our school to encourage and promote active travel and reduce pollution for vehicles. Hazel works closely with our JTAs to support their amazing work in school.Well done to all the Junior Travel Ambassadors who chose the Kiddie Cones design and came up with the most amazing slogans to get that all important message across.
Professor Ian Williams - Air Quality and the School Run Thursday 4th July 6-7pm
Professor Ian Williams from the University of Southampton will be coming to Sholing Junior School to give a fascinating talk on air quality and the school run.
Join us and enjoy all of this:
-Your Chance to ask anything you like about air quality
-Hear what the Junior Travel Ambassadors at Sholing Junior School are doing to tackle air pollution
-Find out how you can help improve air quality in Sholing
-Plus free refreshments
If you would like to attend, please reserve your FREE space by emailing email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you there.
Healthy Hi 5 Celebration Event
We were invited to the Healthy Hi 5 Celebration Event at the Mayors Chamber at the Civic Centre. In addition to this, we were asked if two of the Junior Travel Ambassadors could give a presentation on what they do to support active travel at Sholing Junior School. What an amazing presentation they gave, they certainly were Ambassadors for our school, a huge thank you to them both. We were awarded two certificates: The Healthy Hi 5 Certificate of Progress and a certificate of recogition to promote Active Travel within school. Well done everyone.
World Book Day 7th March
What a fabulous surprise visit from HaRay Potter and Mary Poppins, also known as Bike it Ray and Bike it Jenny. They cycled round to see the JTAs and join in our meeting giving their support and ideas for our future events. In addition to this, they kindly gave the school a wonderful book for the library. Thank you so much, so many people will enjoy it.
Well done to everyone who entered the Road Safety Poster Competition, there were so many fantastic entries to choose from. The Junior Road Safety Officers made their final decision on the four following posters, one from each year group. They will certainly look amazing around the school and remind everyone about how to cross the road safely and not to park outside our school gates. Enjoy your goodie bags!
What a great start for 2019 for the new Junior Road Safety Officers of Sholing Junior School. We have the first trained JRSOs in Southampton and they have launched their first competition to promote road safety. Please see attached letter for all the details.
Well done on the great assembly on the Green Cross Code. All entries need to be handed in by Wednesday 13th February to be in with a chance of winning a fantastic bag of goodies. Good luck.
Parking Advice Tickets
The Junior Travel Ambassadors have been monitoring the parking situation outside our school for a number of weeks and are very concerned with the amount of cars parking dangerously directly outside our school. So this week they are launching the Parking Advice Tickets and will be handing them out. Please see attached letter.