Our Junior Road Safety Officers are led by Mrs Gray.
This group of children help to promote road safety. They need to be early to school in order to fulfil their duties as a JRSO. They will be instrumental in promoting safe parking with parents/carers and for the children to be walking/cycling to school throughout the year. Due to the nature of their duties at the school gates, only children in years 5 and 6 are able to apply to be a JRSO.
Our JRSO representatives are:
Logan, Layla, Maisey
Summer, Scarlett, Simran, April, Tymek
Aimar, Elsie, Tonia
Autumn term update:
During the Autumn term our JRSOs started back up our foot patrol system. This sees children and staff stood on the main gate every morning stamping the foot patrol passports of any child who claims they have walked to school (the system relies on honesty). We have been liaising with local PCSOs and traffic wardens about ways in which we could try to reduce the illegal and unsafe parking outside of school during drop off and pick up times.
We were very proud to regain our STARS status (Sustainable Travel: Active, Responsible, Safe) as a bronze school for all the work we have been doing to try to inspire the children and their parents to travel to school sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely by championing walking, scooting and cycling. We will be working towards earning our silver STARS badge throughout the remainder of the year.
Spring term update:
We have already hosted two fantastic initiatives this term. The first of these was to teach the children about stating safe around large vehicles which saw a lorry parked on our lower playground for children to sit in.
Our latest initiative was our 'Funky Feet Friday' which saw over 100 families ditch their cars to join us in a park and stride morning. Well done to Krisha for winning the £40 voucher for having the funkiest feet and to all our runners up in each of the other classes across the school. More importantly, the traffic around school on this day was significantly less than usual. Let's hope parents consider parking and striding to school with their children more often. To see some pictures of this event, please read the article to be found under 'whole school news'.
Look out for news about our next initiative - Wheelie Wednesday - which is coming up in March.