Cracking idea, Miss!

Youngsters at Grange Valley Primary School

Youngsters at Grange Valley Primary School

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PUPILS at a Haydock primary school have raised a brood of chickens and ducks ... in their classroom.

The life lesson was the idea of teacher Catherine Boothman at Grange Valley Primary.

Around six chicken and a duck eggs were kept in an incubator, with some hatching in the middle of lessons.

Year two youngsters at the Heyes Avenue school then played an active role in raising the chicks and ducklings.

Once term time ends the animals will go off to live on a nearby farm.