From building egg rockets to visiting leisure centres and residential care homes, junior wardens are set for another busy year ahead.
The project is run by Wokingham Borough Council’s community engagement team along with partner schools, is 10 years in running and promises to be a highlight for the children joining Year 6.
As a part of extra curriculum, the scheme focuses on engaging children in projects and initiatives around the borough. The youngsters spend their time at local libraries and with community groups, integrating with people across all generations. Along with outdoor games, adventurous trips and visits, the activities shape citizenship skills and develop a sense of neighbourhood pride. Positive habits are also formed through learning about the environment, health and wellbeing.
Junior wardens become community champions and real role models for those around them.
Cllr Parry Batth, lead member for environment and leisure, said “I am so proud of all the children wanting to go the extra mile. This is such a wonderful, enriching year in their lives. Helping one another and serving the community is paramount to being a fantastic Borough citizen.”
“We feel very privileged to have had the Junior Warden scheme running here at Westende Junior School for many years. The activities give our children a more rounded, caring and considerate attitude towards the borough,” said Andrea Sykes, headteacher at the school.
A massive thank you to Westende Junior, Radstock Primary and Southlake Primary schools for their continuous commitment to the programme. Here is to another 10 years!