Gimme shelter

  • Gimme shelter

Den Day is a fun and creative way to teach children about global issues

Want an excuse to build a den? Well, you can do so in your own time and not tell anybody (we won’t judge), or you can sign up for Den Day, an exciting new fundraising initiative from Save the Children which provides teachers with a creative platform to educate pupils on global issues.

Den Day launches 29 May and runs until 6 June, and invites schools to pick a date and hold a day of den building fun with pupils getting sponsored to take part. The aim is to educate pupils about the issues faced by children around the world who lack secure housing, while raising money to give those children a safe, warm place to sleep.

Schools can sign up or find out more at to access useful resources to help plan a fun learning adventure, and the flexible teaching plans can be shaped to suit pupils of all ages and can contribute to various parts of the curriculum. You can also plan a day’s programme or an overnight stay. Find out more at

About Save the Children:
Save the Children works in more than 120 countries, saving children’s lives, fighting for their rights and helping them to fulfil their potential.

Pie Corbett