Junior Street Champions
What are Junior Street
Junior Street Champions are young people who want to help look
after their street or their local area.
Update- 3rd May
I am proud to report we now have 118 Junior Street Champions
signed up- they have already reported many issues they have seen in
their local street/area for fixing and 56 Champions have
requested equipment to help them tidy their street.
See below for the latest Junior Street Champion
What do they do?
As a Junior Street Champions you can;
Clean up litter...
Champions can get a pair of litter picker, gloves, a handihoop
and bin bags that fit onto the hoop to clear up litter from your
street or local area.
Clean up graffiti...
Champions can get a pack of graffiti wipes and gloves to clean
up graffiti from street signs and other street furniture.
Report environmental issues in your street...
Complete a street audit of your area and note down any
broken/damaged areas like street lights, street signs, potholes etc
then send to the Council so they can be repaired.
What do you get as a Junior
All Junior Street Champions get a free high visibility vest, cap
and bag as part of their starter pack. Champions can earn pin
badges to attach to your cap, your vest or even your bag.
Some of the equipment a Junior Street Champion can request;
events Junior Street Champions you attend
Junior Street Champions will be invited to
take part in lots of other fun volunteer events such as rivercare,
wildlife watch, daffodil bulb planting, tree planting and also the
annual Junior Street Champion fun day which took place for the
first time this year on the 12th April- a report on the fun
day will appear here soon!
Junior Street Champion
Junior Champions have their own dedicated
newsletter which is sent out every quarter.
Junior Street Champions is the junior version
of the adult Street Champion scheme. We would encourage parents to
sign up to the adult scheme at the same time. Children must be
accompanied and supervised whilst undertaking all activities such
as street audits, picking up litter and cleaning graffiti. Junior
Street Champions will be encouraged to attend other volunteer
events and unless stated these will also require parental
supervision. Parental guidance sheets will be issued with all
Junior Champion packs.
PLEASE NOTE: Children have to be 5 years old or over and
reside in Bedford Borough to
join the scheme.
form- to keep a log of bags of litter collected for the litter
Sunflower Growing Competition
We have free packs of sunflower seeds available to Junior Street
champions to plant in their gardens. Packs were available at the
Seed Sharing Saturday event in March and everyone that attended the
fun day in April got a pack in their goodie bag. We still have
packs available please contact us to request.
Send us photos of your sunflowers and the best will be used in
the next junior street champion newsletter and the tallest will win
a special prize.
Litter art competition
Over the school summer holidays we held an art competition for
Junior Street Champions in which they had to design a piece of
artwork that reflects the piece of litter they see the most. The
winning entries were Edward Reed and Ned Liley who created two
lovely pieces of artwork based on a drinks can and a cigarette.
They won a bag stuffed full of goodies and their artwork formed
part of the Pride in Bedford display in Bedford Central library at
the end of September.
Now for the fun
Click to download fun acitivity and colouring sheets;
Flynn the Bin Elf
activity sheet 1
activity sheet 2
litter pledge poster- colour in and display