A Sutton Coldfield school has been enjoying some Easter eggs with a difference this week – after a class full of 30 chicks hatched from their shells just in time for the end of term.
Egg-cited children at Hill West Primary School have been welcoming the new additions to the classroom and the fluffy friends have certainly been making their presence known.
As part of a school project on life cycles, the children have been keeping a close eye on the eggs, using a dedicated incubation unit.
Headteacher Dr Berth Clarke said:
What a fantastic surprise just in time for Easter! The eggs have been the centre of attention at school for the past few weeks now and to see them hatch was met with great joy and wonder by the children and staff.
It’s been amazing to see how much care and attention our children have given to nurturing these chicks. They are learning so much about life cycles – and will see these tiny creatures develop day by day into fully-fledged chickens. We have some incredibly chirpy pupils right now and we wish all of our families and school community a lovely Easter break.”