THESE New Mill youngsters are enjoying lessons with a difference.
They have seen life itself in a novel experiment at Barnaby’s day nursery in Mear House Road.
One chick has already hatched out in an incubator in the nursery and there is excitement about other eggs in the unit.
Nursery manager Kerrie Thornton said: “The children are really excited.
“A neighbour next door to the nursery keeps chickens and the children have always been keen to look at them.
“We thought it would be a good little project to set up so we got hold of an incubator and some eggs and set it up.
“The first chick has hatched out and the children have been able to handle it and watch it feed.
“We hope the other eggs also hatch soon”
Once they are bigger, the chicks will be given to the neighbour so that the youngsters can keep an eye on their progress.