Meet Winston Churp-hill

Egg-cited pupils (left to right) Elise Moore, Tom Smith, Chloe Kennedy and Adam Swann (all 6) from Morpeth's All Saints First School are egg-static to see some of the early arrival Easter chicks just hatched at the school.
Egg-cited pupils (left to right) Elise Moore, Tom Smith, Chloe Kennedy and Adam Swann (all 6) from Morpeth's All Saints First School are egg-static to see some of the early arrival Easter chicks just hatched at the school.
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THESE cuddly creatures are causing plenty of egg-citement at Morpeth All Saints First School.

Ten chicks hatched from eggs that it received, along with an incubator and brooder box, from the Living Eggs programme.

Every pupil had a time slot to watch the eggs and make sure the conditions were right.

And their patience was rewarded when the mix of hens and cockerels popped out to meet them.

All Saints Headteacher Pauline Molloy said: “It has been such a fantastic project as the children have got a lot out of it.

“They learned about life cycles and looking after eggs, which formed part of our creative curriculum, and came up with some fun names for the chicks such as Sir Winston Churp-hill.

“Their reaction when they hatched was one of awe and wonder and even the grown-ups who hadn’t seen it before were wowed.

“The cockerel chicks are going to a farm, but we are keeping the hen chicks.”

To help fund their accommodation and other costs, such as food, framed photographs of every pupil holding one of the chicks are available for parents to buy.