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Introducing Kingston's newly appointed Junior Travel Ambassadors

Junior Travel Ambassadors with Deputy Mayor

Kingston's junior and primary school pupils are helping to promote road safety and sustainable travel across the borough.

The Junior Travel Ambassador Scheme, which has been running in Kingston for 20 years, recently welcomed 45 new recruits to help disseminate road safety information to their peers and promote sustainable travel options such as cycling, walking and scooting to school.

Recruits were congratulated and thanked for their efforts by Kingston's Deputy Mayor, Councillor Mike Head, when they attended a recent travel seminar (10 October), hosted by Kingston Council. During the seminar pupils extended their road safety knowledge and demonstrated their ability to deliver assemblies on topics such as ‘be safe be seen’.

Sustainable Transport Officer, Patrick Long, said:

This scheme continues to grow from strength to strength. I am so impressed with the genuine enthusiasm the newly appointed Junior Travel Advisors have for improving people's journeys to and from school.  Supported by their teachers, our Junior Travel Ambassadors play an important role in helping to reduce road casualties in our borough”.

For more information about the scheme, please contact our Sustainable Transport Team.