IT was an ‘egg-cellent’ way of teaching school children.
Pupils at Rawthorpe Junior School kept twelve eggs in an incubator in the classroom.
The children and their teachers watched as over time yellow chicks began hatching from the eggs.
The school’s community development officer Caroline Marshall said: “The children absolutely love the chicks – they’ve had them out on the classroom floor and they are all yellow and fluffy.
“We are teaching them about their life cycle and also about the food cycle.”
Mrs Marshall said the school has also bought three hens which they will keep on the Rawthorpe Lane site.
Eggs from the birds – which the children have named Morrison, Egbert and Bob – will be collected and used in cookery classes.
The children have also been involved in planting seeds and growing vegetables at school using equipment bought using Let’s Grow vouchers from Morrisons supermarket.
Joe Aveyard, deputy sales manager from Morrisons in Waterloo, set the children a challenge to design an Easter egg.
The winners received Morrisons Easter eggs – with the overall winning prize going to Year 6 pupil Lauren Ewing.