Stu­dents sleep un­der the stars for fundraiser

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

STU­DENTS at Beech Hall School spent the night in a home-made shel­ter as part of a char­ity fundraiser.

Pupils at Beech Hall School spent the day get­ting cre­ative and mak­ing dens which they sub­se­quently slept in to raise money for Save the Chil­dren.

The event was part of the Save the Chil­dren Den Day scheme and taught the pupils the im­por­tance of shel­ter.

Dens were built in the For­est School and Ju­nior and Lower Se­nior pupils spent the night in the Tyther­ing­ton-based school’s first ever For­est School sleep­over.

The younger pupils camped on the school lawn in tents and the se­niors slept in the dens they cre­ated with ground sheets and tar­pau­lins to keep them dry.

The group, which in­cluded teach­ers and head­mas­ter James Allen, en­joyed a camp­fire, sausages and marsh­mal­lows for a full camp­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Money raised will go to­wards chang­ing the lives of chil­dren around the world who are af­fected by nat­u­ral dis­as­ters such as earth­quakes or are forced to leave every­thing be­hind due to con­flict.

The campers had ac­cess to the school’s swim­ming pool, which was a great way to cool down in the warm weather, and en­joyed a break­fast to­gether be­fore head­ing home.

Mr Allen said the event was a great suc­cess.

He said: “The pupils thor­oughly en­joyed this task and were very cre­ative when it came to mak­ing their dens. It is im­por­tant that they en­joy be­ing out­doors but also that they learn to ap­pre­ci­ate how lucky they are to have shel­ter over their heads.

“Save the Chil­dren is a great char­ity and this is a fan­tas­tic way to get all the pupils in­volved in rais­ing money.”

To find out more about Beech Hall visit www. beech­

Scar­let Har­ri­son, Lilly Hicks and Sam All­mandSmith pre­pare to camp for the night. Be­low, 10-year-old Luke Fran­cis cre­ated his den out of pal­lets

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