We support Hampshire’s Junior Road Safety Officer (JRSO) Scheme and have our own JRSO Team. This initiative gives pupils the opportunity to lead on promoting road safety to their school communities – in a fun way, while getting serious road safety messages across. Our JRSO Team is coordinated by Mrs Bottriell, one of our Learning Mentors. The team are busy all year round and are successful with their key messages impacting on our community.
Meet our JRSO Team
Our Little Modeshift STARS – November 2018
It gives us great pleasure to inform you that Gomer Junior School has been nominated for the Modeshift STARS National School Travel Awards. Hampshire were able to nominate only three schools and we are one of them. Gomer Junior School has been recognised as showing best practice in the promotion of walking, cycling and other forms of sustainable travel for the journey to and from school. Of the 3,500 schools that are signed up to participate in Modeshift STARS, we are just one of just 75 school across the country that have been nominated for this year’s Awards. Our JRSOs will attend the celebration event in November 2018.
Three challenges, one per week. Challenge 1: find Basil Bird pictures on the way to school. Challenge 2: sing a song on the way to school with your adult or friend and share this in school. Challenge 3:
Gomer Rocks! – May 2018
During our walk to school week our school community found our 125 Gomer rocks each and everyday. With thanks to the parents/carers who re-hid them everyday too. Great fun!
Gold STARS for Gomer – January 2018
After considerable dedication and innovation we were delighted to receive our Gold Modeshift STARS award. ! Having received our Modeshift STARS Gold we celebrated by wearing gold, holding a celebration assembly and inviting important people (Bikeit! Ray, Helen Harris, The Mayor and previous JRSO’s) back to help us celebrate. This was featured in the local newspaper and we have had our school logo made into gold to commemorate this occasion and have had our school logo made into a giant G and placed on our bicycle shelter. Go Gomer!
That’s Solent TV Feature Our Road Safety Team – December 2017
Dangerous Parking Monitoring – November 2017
After only two days of the monitoring we received very positive feedback from one of our parents who reported:
‘The parking patrol is really effective. Nobody has parked on the white lines by the road ‘crossing’ on St Helens Road (by the entrance to Amersham). Crossing this quite busy road at such a busy time has felt safer for us and we are more able to see cars approaching. Thank you to all involved. Especially as it is getting so chilly now!’ 8.11.2017
Green Cross Code Awareness Day – November 2017
October 2017 – BBBS day
Video Presentation to Governors – October 2017
link to follow…
Be Bright Be Seen – October 2017
JRSO Training September 2017
Walk to School Week – 15 May 2017
Every day w/b 15 May we will have a focus on walking to school. Mrs Botriell, with the help of the JRSO Team have re-launched our Park and Stride scheme. With thanks to The Seahorse Pub for providing their car park as an official Park and Stride stop at the start of the day. Parents/carers – please do not forget to ask school for a permit so that The Seahorse know you are official. Basil the Bird will look forward to walking the children to school at the end of the week.
Be Bright Be Seen – Spring 2017
Thank you to our JRSO Team for organising a very successful Be Bright Be Seen day on Friday 13 January 2017. The day saw lots of children accessorsing their uniforms with hi-vis clothing. Children entered the JRSO poster competition and learnt more about the importance of BBBS. We were delighted that the infant school took part too and helped raised lots of pennies for a road safety charity. The News were impressed too so covered the story in their paper. We think that Mrs Mulhall (left) and Mrs Bottriell (right) look fabulous in neon colours!
For more information on the Hampshire based Junior Road Safety Scheme, please look at the Hampshire website:
A presentation produced by the team outlining the work of the JRSO Team.
- Be Bright Be Seen Day – January 2016
- Attendance at the Autumn Term JRSO conference – October 2016
- Attendance at the Autumn Term JRSO conference – October 2015
- Attendance at the Autumn Term JRSO conference – October 2014
- Booster seat awareness stand during the November Parents Evening – 3rd and 5th November
- Be Bright be Seen Day – 28th November
- Bike It! Assembly: 2nd December
Children who attended parents evening recently did not have time to be bored or to think about what their parents were being told as the JRSO’s organised lots of activities for them.
Children completed word searches, spot the hazards and scrambled words all related to road safety. Some were trickier than others, but JRSO’s were on hand to help out and give advice. Once completed, the JRSO’s marked their peers responses and pulled six winners out of the box. Congratulations to Michael Lyons Fitzearle, Morgan Wyatt, Owen Godbold, Sophie King, Sabina King and Lucy Storey who all collected a their prize in our celebration assembly on Friday 7th November.
The JRSO’s responsibility didn’t stop there! They also spent time measuring children to see if they were tall enough to travel in a car without a seatbelt and explaining the importance of this to parents; handing out leaflets and talking to parents / carers about how dangerous it is to park on the zig zag lines outside school (informing them that it is illegal and the police can issue a parking ticket), and quizzing adults on road signs (they were very impressed that Head Teacher Mrs Mulhall got 100%!). It should be noted that she is an Advanced Skills driver…
All children attending enjoyed the activities and all learnt something new about road safety. Keep an eye out for future BikeIt! developments. You may like to look at the BikeIt! page under the children’s tab.