Junior wardens praised as champions of the community

Junior Wardens are always engaging in the community they live in. Picture: Wokingham Borough Council

TEN YEARS into the junior wardens’ project and the schoolchildren have another busy year ahead. 

For children in year 6, the extracurricular scheme focuses on engaging children in projects and initiatives around the borough.

From local libraries to community groups, and integrating with people across all generations, the initiative aims to grow citizenship skills and develop a sense of neighbourhood pride in the youngsters. 

Taking part in outdoor games and adventurous trips and visits, the activities hope to form positive habits about the environment, health and wellbeing.

Acting as community champions and real role models for those around them, the project is supported by Westende Junior, Radstock Primary and Southlake Primary schools and more.

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.

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