Chicken Nuggets

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A clutch of for­mer bat­tery hens have found their new home at a Devon school.

South Molton Com­mu­nity Pri­mary School has adopted four chick­ens from the Bri­tish Hen Wel­fare Trust, which is based in the town, and they will help form part of the chil­dren’s learn­ing.

Mem­bers of South Molton Men’s Shed group gave up their time to build a new chicken coop for the school, some us­ing their pre­vi­ous en­gi­neer­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Men’s Shed groups are or­gan­i­sa­tions for shar­ing skills, help­ing com­mu­nity projects and so­cial­is­ing.

The en­deav­our was very much a group ef­fort as some of the chil­dren also helped to trans­port the chicken run through the school.

Head­teacher Tom Parkin wanted the chil­dren to look af­ter chick­ens as it was one of the chal­lenges on the 100 Chal­lenge Award the school is tak­ing part in, which is 100 non-cur­ricu­lum ac­tiv­i­ties they want the chil­dren to en­gage in.

Mr Parkin said: “We re­ally wanted chick­ens for a while, but we could not do it our­selves so these guys re­ally helped put it to­gether. Each class will take turns in go­ing out to look af­ter them.”

The chil­dren are full of en­thu­si­asm and have al­ready be­gun col­lect­ing some of the eggs, which the school hopes to sell to par­ents.

TOP: Chil­dren at South Molton School with their chick­ens ABOVE: ... and with their eggs!

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