The Kingsley School build dens to Save the Children
The Kingsley Preparatory School had a fun-filled day participating in Save the Children’s Den Day on Friday 16th June; a nationwide initiative that helps pupils to learn the importance of shelter and raise money to change lives. With Father’s Day at the weekend, fathers and father figures were invited to the morning to take part in scavenging and building activities, putting engineering, architectural and creative skills to the test.
The School combined the Den Day event with the official opening of their brand new outdoor classroom and Forest School facilities at the extensive playing fields on Sandy Lane. Chairman of the Warwick District Council, Allan Boad, was present to officially open the area with a ribbon cutting ceremony, speaking of the importance of nature and praising the school’s commitment to outdoor learning.
Miss Camilla Harris, Early Years Lead Professional, said, “It is fantastic for us to have this day to celebrate and share our new facilities with the community. In a world of technology and gadgets, it is so important for our children to get back to nature with a love, respect and care for our environment. We look forward to fully exploring and sharing our space across the school, promoting the highly creative curriculum we value so highly. The day was such a success, we are already planning for ways to expand into the wider community next year!”
The pupils spent the day building dens, cooking on fire pits, making rafts and taking part in other outdoor activities, with a mini farm and ice cream van arriving in the afternoon. In total, the School raised over £200 for Save the Children.