Save the Children challenges children to “build a better world”

Save the Children is calling on UK schools to ‘build a better world’ with the launch of an exciting new fundraising initiative – ‘Den Day’.  Launching on 29th May and running until 6th June, Save the Children’s Den Day invites schools to pick a date and hold a day of den building fun with pupils getting sponsored to take part.

Aimed at educating pupils about the issues faced by children around the world who lack secure housing, Den Day will take pupils on an adventure while raising money to give children a safe, warm place to sleep.  The campaign provides schools with a creative way to teach global issues whilst inspiring and empowering young people to raise money to help children across the globe.

Schools can sign up at denday.org to access useful resources to help plan a learning adventure that’s as much fun for teachers as it is for pupils.  The flexible teaching plans can be shaped to suit pupils of all ages and can contribute to lots of parts of the curriculum, encouraging creativity and teamwork.  Whether schools plan a day with a difference or an overnight stay, it’s sure to be a lesson that students will never forget.

Save the Children UK’s Head of Fundraising Campaigns, Vicky Fallon said “Millions of children around the world have no safe place to sleep; they might not have a bed, blankets or even a roof to sleep under.  By designing their dream den and raising money, British school pupils taking part in Save the Children’s Den Day can help give children around the world a safe, warm place to dream.”

For more information and to sign up visit: denday.org

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Twitter: @savechildrenuk

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