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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.