Newborn chicks help to teach pupils
NEWBORN chicks have been helping to give lessons about life cycles and how to care for living creatures to pupils at a city school.
Reception pupils at Dogsthorpe Infants School, in Central Avenue, Dogsthorpe, have been lovingly caring for the little bundles of fluff since they started to hatch a couple of weeks ago.
The chicks, which came from a firm called Happy Chicks, are due to return to the firm at the end of this week.
During their time at the school the youngsters have been observing them, making sure they are fed and kept warm, learned about other animals who are born from eggs such as crocodiles and have written chicken-related stories.
The school’s assistant headteach- er Julie Kane said: “The pupils love them.
“We have done a whole topic on eggs and chicks, they have written down facts about chicks and written stories.
“It teaches them about living things and how to handle them and keep them warm.
“It’s a good learning experience for them.”
new LIFE: Max Brightly with one of the new chicks which have hatched at Dogsthorpe Infants School. (METP-18-05
Picture: DAVID LOWNDES.