Thetford students build dens for charity

Pupils from Thetford Grammar School having fun building dens in aid of Save The Children
Pupils from Thetford Grammar School having fun building dens in aid of Save The Children
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Pupils at Thetford Grammar School joined schools and groups across the UK to take part in Save The Children Den Day.

Students from Early Years to Year 6 raised money to help change children’s lives by building dens using cardboard boxes supplied by Simon Long Removals and Tesco in Thetford, among other donations from parents and pupils.

Max Hanspal and Lydia Budden, Early Years pupils from Thetford Grammar School, in their shelter on Save The Children Den Day

Max Hanspal and Lydia Budden, Early Years pupils from Thetford Grammar School, in their shelter on Save The Children Den Day

Working together, they created shelters they could fit into to eat their snacks during break-time on June 16.

Headteacher Heather Pringle, who was invited to judge the creations on stability, longevity and design, said: “I was very impressed by the structures that the children built. It’s such a fantastic opportunity for the children to work together and overcome the challenges of using cardboard and less compliant materials on a windy day.”

The pupils were also judged on teamwork, respect and leadership.

Daniella Dunsmore, head of religious studies, who organised the event, said: “It’s a great initiative by Save the Children to learn about the importance of shelter and raise not only money but awareness for such a fantastic charity.”