Going to school

There are lots of different ways to get to school. Listen to this poem about which ones are best!


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Going to school

I came to school on a zebra today

And my friends all laughed at me.

It must have looked quite funny

But my zebra ride was free.


My friend arrived on a tricycle

She thought she might be late.

But her legs were strong from cycling

And she whizzed straight through the gate.


Another came in a hot air balloon

He was the earliest to arrive.

He’d floated above a traffic jam

Of cars which had to drive.


Next came the children on the bus

Who were talking all together.

The bus arrives on time each day

In every kind of weather.


My best friend walked, as he always does

At the same time every day.

He met some others on the path

And they chatted all the way.


Last were the children who came by car

Arriving one by one.

It took a long time and the cars in the queue

All let their engines run.


There are so many ways to get to school

And shops and parks for fun.

But the ways that are free and healthy

Are the best for everyone.


Gillian Craig


Do you like this poem? How do you get to school? Tell us about it!

Average: 4.3 (4 votes)

Submitted by AgentRadio70 on Tue, 07/09/2021 - 11:11

This is a good poem. I go to the gym by taxi.

Submitted by CaptainBunnyUranus on Wed, 17/02/2021 - 09:13

there are many different way to school

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