The Youth Travel Ambassadors from Bexleyheath Academy have secured funding to run their Road Safety Awareness Week campaign after pitching their idea in a formal presentation to representatives from Transport for London and Bexley Council at the Civic Offices. Despite being the youngest student group competing against two other local schools and one from Southwark, they excelled in the task and scored the highest marks for their proposed idea, their enthusiasm and their presentation skills. The 8 volunteer ambassadors from across years 7, 8 and 9 were also awarded with £200.00 to help deliver the Road Safety Awareness week in the Academy which was the highest funding allocation given to the campaigners. Miss Kingsmill, who has co-ordinated the initiative at the Academy, has commented how very proud she is of the hard work the Ambassadors have put into the campaign and what a pleasure it is to see voluntary representatives from different year groups joining together to improve the safety for all our students.
The Ambassadors will now continue their weekly lunchtime meetings with Miss Kingsmill to put their ideas into practice and engage with our local transport services and road safety experts for additional help and guidance. Road Safety Awareness Week will be held in the Summer Term.
Miss M Kingsmill