King’s Lynn school builds dens for charity

Den day at Howard Infant and Nursery School, Gaywood, children will be raising money for Save the children. Children will be building and using their dens. 
LtoR, Arthur Williams, Jonas Kaba, Kirsty Jimson (Nursery Teacher), Ellie Murphy, Kamile Palubeckyte. ANL-160617-144327009
Den day at Howard Infant and Nursery School, Gaywood, children will be raising money for Save the children. Children will be building and using their dens. LtoR, Arthur Williams, Jonas Kaba, Kirsty Jimson (Nursery Teacher), Ellie Murphy, Kamile Palubeckyte. ANL-160617-144327009

Youngsters from Howard Infant and Nursery School were among schoolchildren across the UK who took part in a national Den Day event.

The fundraiser for Save The Children saw pupils transform everyday materials into magical dens for Den Day.

With the help and support of their parents, children worked together to build the dens and all classes at the school took part.

The day provided a great way for youngsters to explore their creativity, and an opportunity for them to understand more about the world around them.

Headteacher Ann De’ath said: “The den-making was done on a rota system and 210 children took part.

“We also had a fantastic response and a lot of support from parents, too.

“The whole day helped raise awareness of both global and local issues.

“It was also a learning experience for children to see what had happened to their dens when they came into school on the Monday after the weekend weather.”

Local businesses, including Jewsons, Carters and SIG Roofing, provided both tarpaulins and rope for youngsters to use.

More than £300 was raised for Save The Children and the dens will continue to be used as part of the school’s outdoor learning week this week.