Nursery kids chick out the circle of life
Youngsters from Kiwi PreSchool Playgroup had a cracking Easter after nine fluffy chicks were born at the East Kilbride nursery.
The tots are currently learning about the life cycle of animals and as part of the project they took ownership of the Living Eggs programme, which saw eggs brought into the nursery in an incubator.
Once hatched, the children then had to look after the chicks, changing their bedding and feeding and watering them every day, before the chicks were taken to a free range farm.
The not-for-profit nursery won a grant from the Thomas Wall Foundation for the project which also saw the children study the life cycle of a honey bee.
Bees are popular with the children, who also look after bee hotels and a garden at East Kilbride railway station as part of their work as ScotRail’s youngest station adopters.
The children also enjoyed a trip to the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow to see the live observation bee hive and join in a mini beastie workshop.
The project was finished of with a healthy eating workshop to allow the children to learn about the benefits of enjoying recipes using eggs and honey, which are both tasty and good for them and included some chocolate eggs to celebrate Easter.
Kiwi Playgroup chairman Rebecca Hay said: “The children love animals at Kiwi and thanks to the grant from the Thomas Wall Foundation we were able to show them how amazing the life cycle of animals is, in a fun way.”
Meanwhile, the nursery also added a splash of colour to East Kilbride train station.
They planted up one ‘train’ planter with purple flowers to mark the 100th anniversary of the suffragettes.
Purple was the colour the women wore for dignity and the other planter has red, white and blue flowers in it to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
New life Little Eva Bissett holds a chick
Fluffy fun Kiwi Nursery hatched chicks in the lead up to Easter