Pupils look after newly hatched chicks at Exton and Greetham Primary School

Chicks at Exton and Greetham Primary School - with the chicks are, from left, Richarth Bothwell, 10, Kaiden Chipperfield, five, Kira Merrill, eight, Ilana Richardson, 11, Conner Fort, six, and Ben Sellars, nine 'Photo: SM250612-010js
Chicks at Exton and Greetham Primary School - with the chicks are, from left, Richarth Bothwell, 10, Kaiden Chipperfield, five, Kira Merrill, eight, Ilana Richardson, 11, Conner Fort, six, and Ben Sellars, nine 'Photo: SM250612-010js
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PUPILS have enjoyed taking care of a group of fluffy visitors at their school.

A total of nine chicks were hatched at Exton and Greetham Primary School, in Garden Road, Exton, last week.

The new arrivals hatched from eggs donated by the Living Eggs chicken hatching programme, which is designed to educate children in how chicks are born.

All pupils in the school spent some time looking after the chicks and were able to handle them and learn about their lives.

Headteacher Kathy Whitehead said: “The children love watching them grow.

“It’s good for their life science course and it has become an annual event which the children look forward to every year.

“They grow so quickly so the children have a chance to see it first hand. They thoroughly enjoyed the time with the chicks.”

The chicks have now gone home with one of the children’s parents.