Thursday, May 18, 2006

Animal farm comes alive



MOSSGIEL Park Primary School has hatched plans to teach students about the raising and caring of animals.The Endeavour Hills school has operated a small farm for some years to provide students with real life learning about animals.The farm has budgies, finches, canaries, cockatiels, 20 Isa brown point of lay pullets, two ewes and four baby lambs, two of which were born amid much excitement last Friday.School principal John Wall said prep students were learning about life cycles and animals this year and had been taking care of some baby chicks in their classroom.The students have had an incubator in their rooms over the past two weeks and have watched the chickens hatch from eggs and have been caring for their new feathered and fluffy friends since then.Mr Wall said the chickens shared many of their classroom activities and the children make daily observations about their size and growth rate, feeding requirements and the need for clean drinking water.But most of all Mr Wall said they had experienced the fun of learning from real life.

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