Students sleep under the stars for fundraiser
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. beechhallschool.org
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