The reception class at Chingford Hall Primary School watched chicks start their lives

Children learn 'process of life'

Reception class pupils play with the chicks

Vanessa carefully holds one of the chicks

Taio smiles as he holds up one of the eight hatched chicks

Albe cups the chick with both hands

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A group of children watched eight chicks being hatched as part of a school project.

The class of four-year-olds at Chingford Hall Primary School in Burnside Avenue were given 10 eggs on March 21.

The pupils only had to wait a few days to see eight of the 10 chicks hatch from the eggs stored in an incubator.

The incubator was fitted with a large glass window to allow viewing of all stages of hatching.

Teacher Jane Bailey organised the project through company Living Eggs.

She said: "This has been an amazing experience for them to learn about the process of life.

“I consider it to be a rare opportunity for my pupils as it is not commonplace for children growing up in a city to see chicks hatch.”

The chicks will be collected by Living Eggs on Friday and transferred to nearby farms.

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11:21pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

Maybe next week they can be taught what chicken nuggets consist of?
Maybe next week they can be taught what chicken nuggets consist of? Villagecranberry
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