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Key Stage 3 take part in the ‘Living eggs’ programme

posted 27 Aug 2013, 08:21 by Web Admin   [ updated 27 Aug 2013, 08:22 ]

This term, Key Stage 3 are taking part in the ‘Living eggs’ programme after the success of the project last year.

During recent community visits, pupils have visited Harlow Petting Zoo to learn more about the life cycle of a chicken, and how to care for chickens.

Our eggs arrived last Tuesday, and pupils have since watched them hatch into 9 healthy chicks. Over the next few days, pupils will be monitoring their development and taking responsibility for looking after them.

Pupils will be choosing names for the chicks over the next few days- watch this space!

We will be keeping the female chicks here in school, and they will be living in our sensory garden in the special ‘eglu’ house, which we acquired with money raised through Christmas and Easter events and a generous donation. The hens will provide excellent learning opportunities for all pupils in the school. The future plan is to use the eggs for cooking activities and sell some to support the upkeep of the chickens.