Youngsters had an eggcellent Easter surprise after hatching their own chicks.
Schoolchildren from St Thomas’s CE Primary School in Kepple Lane incubated eggs, donated by parent Mrs Emma Hardcastle, and kept an eye on developments as part of a ‘new life’ project.
Reception class teacher Alison Wilson said: “The children made a rota to tick off when to turn the eggs, they checked the temperature and water. One morning when the children arrived two chicks had hatched but the children were able to watch the next chick hatch.
“This project has helped to teach the children how to respect and take care of animals, and experience the miracle of life first hand.”