Fascinated pupils watched as a bevy of baby chicks hatched from their eggs at school last week.
The reception class at Bempton Primary School enjoyed seeing the chicks hatch and the baby birds have since been the talk of the school.
Tracey Stainforth, class one teacher, said: “It was absolutely amazing.
“It is a wonderful experience and it has been for the whole school. Parents have been in to see the chicks and all the staff have been down.
“The pupils absolutely adore holding them, they are enjoying the whole experience.”
The fluffy new friends are serving an educational purpose, as the 24 reception and nursery pupils are learning about growing and new life.
Tracey said: “They have looked at the different stage of growth and now we have got the chicks at the stage where they can be handled the children are getting the opportunity to hold them and care for them. They have learned all about the life cycle, they are learning about how to care for animals and how a chick develops in the egg as a young embryo. They found it fascinating.” The eggs were provided by Living Eggs and hatched after a few days at Bempton School.
The chicks will stay at the school until tomorrow, Friday 14 March, when they will go to a free-range egg farm in Malton and to parents who already keep chickens.