Eggs-tra special guests

PUBLISHED: 13:25 06 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:24 31 May 2010

Charlotte Staniforth and Mitosz Bielat, both aged seven, with newly hatched chicks                    Picture: MICHAEL BOYTON

Charlotte Staniforth and Mitosz Bielat, both aged seven, with newly hatched chicks Picture: MICHAEL BOYTON

CHILDREN at a Saffron Walden school were delighted to witness the beginnings of life last week, when beautiful baby chicks emerged from incubated eggs. The Katherine Semar Infant School pupils were given eggs and an incubator by the Living Eggs Company, a

CHILDREN at a Saffron Walden school were delighted to witness the beginnings of life last week, when beautiful baby chicks emerged from incubated eggs.

The Katherine Semar Infant School pupils were given eggs and an incubator by the Living Eggs Company, as part of a science topic on living things and reproduction.

Teacher Sian Roadley said: "The children absolutely loved it and now want to feed and handle the chicks as much as possible. It's been a great way for them to learn about living things, as well as teaching them about caring and being responsible for animals.

"Most of the chicks are going to be homed by families of children at the school, and if any are left then the Living Eggs Company will come and collect them before finding them homes at local farms."

A more conventional guest also visited the children at the school last week, when author Damian Harvey dropped by to lead the children in a day of literary activities.

Mr Harvey signed copies of his books for the children and took photos for his website.

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