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Castle Acre pupils set up camp in aid of children's charity





Youngsters from Castle Acre Primary School have been learning about some of life’s hardships with a sponsored den day.

Children were encouraged to build their own dens out of materials including cardboard and plastic sheeting before spending the night camping out in their new shelter.

Kids build Dens and Sleepover At Castle Arce Primary School. Pictured Phoebe Underhill. McKenzie Huckle.Scarlet Morris. Lexi-May Gates.Orianna Ashley.. (2573887)
Kids build Dens and Sleepover At Castle Arce Primary School. Pictured Phoebe Underhill. McKenzie Huckle.Scarlet Morris. Lexi-May Gates.Orianna Ashley.. (2573887)

Den Day aims to educate youngsters about “the importance of shelter for children across the world”.

Kids build Dens and Sleepover At Castle Arce Primary School. Pictured Kayleigh Gagen. Didies Burthen. Scott Walpole.Joey Walpole.Elisha Hufford.. (2573900)
Kids build Dens and Sleepover At Castle Arce Primary School. Pictured Kayleigh Gagen. Didies Burthen. Scott Walpole.Joey Walpole.Elisha Hufford.. (2573900)

Teacher Karen Shrimpton said: “Save the Children is our chosen charity this year and they host these den days. They are to teach our children about what others have to go through, such as children in the Bangladesh floods.

Kids build Dens and Sleepover At Castle Arce Primary School. Pictured Tilly Clarke.Grace Manson. Cecily White.. (2573886)
Kids build Dens and Sleepover At Castle Arce Primary School. Pictured Tilly Clarke.Grace Manson. Cecily White.. (2573886)

“They designed their own dens and then our years 3 and 6 came back to take part in a sponsored sleepover.

“They had to sleep in their sleeping bags in their dens, and they were sleeping in their normal clothes.

“We have raised £586 for Save the Children which we feel is a lot because there were only 67 children taking part in the den day and then 28 sleeping out.”



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