Thursday 12 December 2019

Easter chicks put a spring in pupils' step

Yasmin Reidy-Houlihan, from Moyderwell NS, Tralee, with Easter chicks that hatched in their classroom.
Yasmin Reidy-Houlihan, from Moyderwell NS, Tralee, with Easter chicks that hatched in their classroom.
Majella O'Sullivan

Majella O'Sullivan

They arrived just in time for Easter and caused such excitement that some first class pupils were reluctant to go on holidays.

After all, they had been anticipating the arrival of their new chicks for the past 21 days – coming to school at Moyderwell Mercy National School in Tralee, Co Kerry, each morning in the hope the first of the eggs would hatch.

It's an experiment that teacher, 'Mother Hen' Maura Murphy, began in March when she arrived with half a dozen eggs and an incubator.

"The whole school got involved by doing a chick hatching countdown," she said. Two eggs hatched before the holidays and luckily these arrived during school hours.

Irish Independent

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