Two children help pick up litter along a forest path.

Help clean up your neighbourhood or take part in other projects to make it more beautiful!  There are many ways to show you love where you live and learn!

Lend a Hand (Elementary Schools)

Join with your class to help keep Surrey’s Parks clean and beautiful! Our new Lend a Hand program includes a classroom park care kit. The kit includes:

  • an instructional video
  • activity resources
  • a volunteer hours log
  • litter pickers and litter bags.

Lend a Hand gives you all the tools you need to run a class litter pick in parks near your school. At the end of the school year, your class will be entered to win a pizza party!

Contact: partnersinparks@surrey.ca

 

Neighbourhood Cleanup (High Schools)

Organize a litter pickup around your school, and we can provide support with litter pickers, large item removal and other tools. 

Contact: lovewhereyoulive@surrey.ca

 

Class Activity: Love Where You Live Art Wrap

Why do you love where you live? Share why you love where you live through art, and you’ll have the chance to help beautify a utility kiosk in your school’s neighbourhood.  As a classroom activity, have students draw, color, or paint why you love where you live. Think about:

  • What are your favorite places in your neighborhood?
  • What are your favorite memories in these places?
  • How do you help take care of your neighborhood?
  • What makes you proud of your neighborhood?

Teachers can send artwork to lovewhereyoulive@surrey.ca to be considered use in wrapping a kiosk near your school.  This opportunity is based on availability of funding, appropriateness of artwork, and availability of appropriate locations for wrapping.

Contact Lovewhereyoulive@surrey.ca to find out if we are still accepting submissions from schools.

 

Class Activity: Love Where You Live Photo Contest

Have you ever stopped to observe all the different pieces that make your neighborhood special? As part of a class exercise, take some photos and submit them to Love Where You Live, and win a pizza party for your class.

Take a walk around your neighborhood and try to capture some of your favorite parts of the neighborhood through pictures. Teachers can email pictures to lovewhereyoulive@surrey.ca to be entered to win a class pizza party!

Make sure to include:

  • name of your school
  • your name
  • the class grade
  • contact information (email & phone)
  • photos
  • A brief write-up of the attached photos

All entries from classrooms with a minimum of 15 photos will be entered into a contest for a class pizza party.  Draws will take place on May 1 and October 1. See full contest rules for further details, and email lovewhereyoulive@surrey.ca if you have any questions.

Contest Rules