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Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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Chicky-tweeter: Barrow school’s new additions make online debut

THERE is no question as to what came first, the chicken or the egg, for pupils at Newbarns Primary School, in Barrow.

The children have been intently studying a clutch of eggs and their patience was rewarded last week when nine chicks hatched.

The clucky pupils couldn’t wait to return to school after the weekend break to see the brood and each class has been allocated time with the chicks.

The eggs arrived at school in an incubator, as part of a National Science and Engineering Week project, and the children have been learning about their life cycle, and are now handling the chicks and drawing them.

“The children were fascinated,” said Year One teacher Lucy Dockeray.

“The whole school has benefited from it. They’ve completely engaged with the chicks and they’ve done lots and lots of work. Their follow-up work has been incredible.” The chicks have featured on the school’s Twitter page and Miss Dockeray hopes they will be rehomed in the local community.

“There’s lot of people who have allotments locally and grandparents and parents who could take them on,” she said. “If that doesn’t happen the people I got them from in Preston will take them back.”

The nine chicks will remain in school until Thursday.

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