New­born chicks help to teach pupils

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

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.

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