Supported by Harrow Council’s travel planning team,The Youth Travel Ambassadors have been running a number of activities to raise awareness of the risks young people face as they travel, such as visibility while crossing roads.
During set PSHRE lessons our students have been designing road safety posters a part of a school competition, 'Be Safe, Be Seen'.
More than 3,200 11 to 16 year olds have been killed or injured on London’s roads in the last 2 years, the equivalent of the number of people on 32 double-decker buses.
Head of School at The Jubilee Academy, Dr Michael Jarrett, said:
“The YTA programme offers our students a unique opportunity to enhance their confidence, skills and employability. The project has enabled the school to establish a partnership with Transport for London and Harrow Council which will benefit the wider community, as well as contributing to the safety, personal development and wellbeing of our students.”
Mr Mordant, teacher at The Jubilee Academy with responsibility for coordinating the campaign, said:
“The YTA project is excellent for raising awareness of road safety for students. Staff and students embraced the poster competition and it is a great way of boosting students’ confidence and gaining experience in key skills such as public speaking and teamwork. It is particularly beneficial for students who might not be used to travelling by themselves.”
The competition was a real success and we have been featured in the local press. Click the link below to see our article in the Harrow Times. Harrow Times New Article
Following this competition we plan to continue to develop students’ road safety awareness and skills, focussing on the distractions caused by mobile phone use. This will coincide with Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 7th February, which promotes safe, responsible and positive use of technology by young people.
The competition winner for our 'Be Safe, Be Seen' poster competition.