Pre-Prep ‘Living Eggs’ Chick Hatching Programme

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Pre-Prep had a very special delivery recently of ten warm fertilised chick eggs as part of the ‘Living Eggs Programme. The eggs were  placed inside an incubator where the children (with great excitement) experienced watching the chicks hatch. Through the programme the children learnt about the life cycle of the chicken and discussed how to look after them, including gentle hands, water, food and warmth. They loved observing their behaviours and even got to stroke them, or hold them in their hands if they wanted to.

The chicks stayed in school for two weeks and have now gone to happy new homes within the Pinewood community.

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