Boroughs and partners

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

Junior Citizenship Scheme

Junior Citizenship Scheme

About this activity

Suitable for Year 6 pupils. Supports the PSHE and Citizenship National Curriculum.

NB: We’re bringing together all the TfL education programmes, including STARS, under one exciting new umbrella programme called TfL Travel for Life. They will be the same great programmes, but with a new name and a new look, easier online process and dedicated support team. STARS for primary schools will be renamed TfL Explorers. STARS for secondary schools will be renamed TfL Pioneers.

The Junior Citizenship Scheme (JCS) helps pupils prepare for challenges they may face as they become young adults when travelling around London. The scheme is a half day event for Year 6 pupils (and occasionally Year 5s) run in some London boroughs.

The events consist of a carousel of activities with up to ten different agencies delivering short sessions on topics relating to good citizenship. Pupils complete a circuit of activities in small groups, learning through experience and real-life risk situations that test their ability to make responsible decisions.

Topics and agencies covered include:

  • Travelling by bus
  • Travelling on the Underground
  • London Fire Brigade
  • Metropolitan Police Service
  • St John Ambulance
  • Dogs Trust
  • Road safety teams

Watch the JCS video to see an event in action.

After the event you will receive a transition resource to use with your class – see the Start your journey activity card for more information.

If there is no JCS in your local area, you can have a session delivered at your school instead. Find out about TfL’s Citizenship and Safety in-school talks.


Activity steps

Contact your borough officer
Speak to your borough officer to find out if there is a Junior Citizenship Scheme local to your school
Keep an eye out…
Watch out for an invitation for your Year 6 pupils to attend an upcoming event
Enjoy the day
Accompany your pupils on the day, encourage them to get involved and take lots of photos!
Check for success
Ask your pupils about the day. Did they enjoy it? What key messages did they take from the event?
Use the Transition resource
Encourage your pupils to complete the activities in the Transition resource (you will receive this after the event) either as a class or at home
Tell your story
Sign in to TfL Travel for Life to add your story and include pupils’ feedback. Explain the activity and add photos and any posters or promotional materials. Feedback to your borough officer


  • Public transport
  • Independent travel

This activity counts towards:

  • Travel activity

How it helps

  • Supports the PSHE National Curriculum
  • Promotes positive travel behaviours


Useful links, templates and case studies to support this activity