Pupils hatch a plan for Easter

HANDS ON . . . exercise time for the chicks.
HANDS ON . . . exercise time for the chicks.

PUPILS at a Motherwell primary school have spent two weeks hatching plans to look after a group of newly-born chicks.

The Primary 7A class at Cathedral Primary, with teacher Lynn Gillies, took part in the Living Eggs project for which they were given a dozen eggs which were placed in an incubator.

The fascinated youngsters watched the eggs hatch before transferring the chicks to a brooder - and then had to look after the new additions over a period of two weeks - watering and feeding them and cleaning out twice a day.

Headteacher Maria Shields said the idea of the initiative was to help develop the children’s personal and social development and life skills.

For the full story and more photos see March 14 edition of the Motherwell Times or Bellshill Speaker.