CHILDREN at Bishops Cannings Primary School got stuck in making dens last Wednesday as part of Den Day, a new national fundraising campaign from charity Save the Children.

More than 200 pupils spent the afternoon transforming the playground and playing fields with variety of different dens.

Each structure was made from blankets, sheets, boxes, tarpaulin, pallets and branches which were donated by parents along with businesses and farmers.

Governor Caroline Martin said: “It was absolutely amazing. There was a lot of excitement and team building as the children worked together to make the dens.

“Building from scratch also gave the children a great sense of achievement as well as helping them to understand some of the challenges faced by children in some of the world’s poorest countries.

“Along with having lots of fun we raised money for Save the Children, with each pupil bringing in a small donation on the day. We will also be taking the sheets to Devizes Textiles with the money gained from that to be added to the pot.”

Mrs Martin said the school intend to make the day a permanent fixture and looks forward to taking part again next year.