There are lots of different ways that you can help to make your neighbourhood a happy and safe place. Listen to this poem about neighbourhoods.


Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the poem and do the activities.



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.


Gillian Craig


Do you like this poem? What’s your neighbourhood like? How could you help to keep it a happy and safe place? Tell us about it!

Average: 5 (4 votes)

Submitted by MissGoldWerewolf on Mon, 05/10/2020 - 08:14

i am MissGoldWerewolf today I'm going to write about my neighbourhood . I live in a beautiful place..I love my neighbourhood. it has many houses and a big park in the cantre. i love to sit in the balcony and see the people in there houses and children play in the parks.the milkman comes to give milk..we have a lot of walking space and when we go downstairs we see there are garrages too. this is what my neighbourhood looks has so many interesting things.

Submitted by PrincePrehistoric5 on Sun, 30/06/2019 - 09:40

Hello it was awesome activity. I like it

Submitted by PrincePrehistoric5 on Sun, 30/06/2019 - 09:37

Permalink grate.i don't help them

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