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Pupils receive an early Easter treat as ducks hatch at Redbridge School

PUBLISHED: 13:24 15 March 2016 | UPDATED: 13:24 15 March 2016

21 ducklings have just hatched at Highlands Primary School and will be with the school for a further week.

21 ducklings have just hatched at Highlands Primary School and will be with the school for a further week.

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Children received an early Easter treat after 21 duck eggs began to hatch at their school, last week.

Captivated at how the aquatic birds are growing the pupils at Highlands Primary School in Highlands Gardens, Ilford have been learning all about duck facts.

Hayley Powell, reception team leader said: “Immersing children in our topics through real experiences has allowed us to support children in their development in all areas of learning.”

Duck life cycles, facts about ducklings and letters to farmers have all been written in relation to what the children have seen added Hayley.

“Children have been heard commenting on the ducklings using key vocabulary they have learnt,” she said.

Staff at the school have overheard the children’s cute comments “we have to be kind to the ducklings” and “girls ducks quack louder than boy ducks”.

The ducks will be with the school for a further week before being moved to a farm.


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