Bentley High Street Primary School owns four chickens. We raised over £400.00 to hatch our own chicks, which have now grown into fully mature laying birds.
Parents and community support was amazing and vital to the setting up of our animal husbandry adventure. The children had the opportunity to observe growth, develop respect for living things and even purchase a photograph with the cute, fluffy chicks.
Having the chickens cared for by children is a fantastic experience and has improved vocabulary and learning as well as encouraging many social skills outdoors.
Our outdoor space is ongoing and still growing!