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.
This activity counts towards:
- Travel activity
How it helps
- Supports the PSHE National Curriculum
- Promotes positive travel behaviours