Amey delivers Surrey school waste imitative at junior citizen event

19 March 2020
A image of a large group of school children holding their hands in the air.

A two-week long event created to equip schoolchildren aged 10 to 11 with life skills required to navigate safety and environmental issues will have created over 1,500 ‘junior citizens’ from across 29 Surrey schools by Wednesday 18 March, according to infrastructure support service provider, Amey.

Junior Citizens is an interactive workshop-based event organised by Child Safety Media, a national provider of child safety events in the UK, and supported by organisations including Amey, Surrey Police, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, RNLI, Hope UK and Children and Family Health Surrey.

The event, which launched at Epsom Racecourse on Monday 2 March, tackles issues including personal safety, fire safety, water safety, drug education, healthy eating, dental hygiene and recycling.

Pupils leave the event as ‘junior citizens’, having gained a range of skills useful for their next stage of personal development and ready to make informed choices when faced with danger or decisions concerning society and the environment.

Nicola Blake, Account Director for Amey’s Waste Collections Services Team in Surrey, comments: “Young people represent the future of Surrey, so it’s crucial that we engage them on issues that boost social value and make Surrey a better place to live, work and travel. It’s also really important that we do this in a fun and memorable way. Having participated in one of the sessions and seen first-hand how much fun the pupils were having, I think the message was getting through loud and clear and the Amey team was delighted to be a part of it.”