Children song: Neighbourhood
Author of poem: Gillian Craig
The streets where you live are special places
Every day brings friendly faces
Children to play with, adults you know
Who watch and help you as you grow.
So what can you do to keep it this way
A place that’s happy and safe to play?
How can you help to keep it so good
For those who live in your neighbourhood?
Some older people can feel left out
When they need a hand just to get about.
You could help them use the internet
Or do their shopping if it’s not done yet.
Some children might have problems in class
Get stressed when there are exams to pass.
You could help them understand a tricky part
Or show them a way to make a start.
Some streets get messy with litter around
Where people just throw things on the ground.
You and your friends could make a bin
For people to put recycling in.
We could do lots, let’s start today!
Visit a nursing home, sweep leaves away
Collect old clothes for a charity store.
There are so many ways to help others more.
That’s what you can do to keep it this way
A place that’s happy and safe to play.
You have the power to keep it good
And help people in your neighbourhood.