Exton and Greetham pupils welcome new chicks

Pictured are Calum Sneath, Grant Reid, Joshua falco, Skye Allison, Jessica Douglas, Isobel Gedge-Little Photo: Alan Walters EMN-150107-114433001
Pictured are Calum Sneath, Grant Reid, Joshua falco, Skye Allison, Jessica Douglas, Isobel Gedge-Little Photo: Alan Walters EMN-150107-114433001

Pupils at Exton and Greetham Primary School had the opportunity to watch a very special arrival of 10 baby chicks, who hatched from their tiny shells on Tuesday last week.

The eggs which were delivered to the school on the Monday, were provided by Living Eggs, a programme that provides schools with eggs to allow the children to watch the baby chicks hatch.

Extremely popular with the pupils at the school, the eggs were cared for and were observed carefully once cracks in the shells started to appear.

Headteacher, Megan Davis said: “It was a magical experience for the children to watch the chicks hatching.

“The younger children were particularly amazed, watching the beginning of life as these chicks battle to hatch from their eggs.”

A total of 10 chicks hatched on the Tuesday, made up of six girls and four boys.

They will spend the next few days in the school with the pupils and will then be collected by Living Eggs, along with a few of the chicks who will be taken by one of the parents.

Megan added: “The children have loved having the chicks at the school, they have all been coming up with names for the chicks, but the problem is they all move to quick to know who’s who.”

For more information about the Living Eggs programme visit www.livingeggs.co.uk.