Primary school pupils sleep rough for charity

Pupils at Hayton Primary School in Cumbria are have slept rough to get a taste of what it's like to be homeless.

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A group of Cumbrian schoolchildren will be getting a taste of what it's like to be homeless this evening.

Whilst the rest of us are tucked up in our nice warm beds, pupils and staff from Hayton Primary School will be sleeping rough to raise money for Nightstop-a new scheme aimed at helping homeless young people to get off the streets.

Here's Paul Crone.

Primary school pupils sleep rough for charity

Pupils at Hayton Primary School prepare for their night of sleeping rough at their school to get a taste of what it's like to be homeless. Credit: ITV Border

Pupils at Hayton Primary School in Cumbria are preparing for their night of sleeping rough to get a taste of what it's like to be homeless.

Year 6 pupils will sleep in the school hall in sleeping bags and will raise money for the charity Nightstop Cumbria.

To make the experience as real as possible the school heating will be turned off. Cardboard boxes will be supplied to use for bedding and bread and water will be available.

ITV reporter Paul Crone met the pupils preparing to sleep rough in the school hall. Credit: ITV Border

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