Feathered friends flock to Elmfield

November 03 2014

ELMFIELD School for Deaf Children, in Westbury-on-Trym had a flock of new friends arriving last month.


ELMFIELD School for Deaf Children, in Westbury-on-Trym had a flock of new friends arriving last month.
Two chickens - Inky and Toffee - are enjoying their new home in the secret garden at the primary school, and are laying two eggs a day.
The Early Years children have already been making use of their new feathered friends, by baking a cake with the eggs.
The school was able to afford the two chickens, thanks to a donation from Bristol Brunel Lions, who have chosen the school as their charity of the year.
At the end of each term, the hens are collected by 'Hens for Hire' and returned at the start of term.
The children will be looking after the hens and collecting the eggs on a weekly cycle.
Headteacher Babs Day said: "Learning to look after a pet and care for its needs is a good way of addressing many aspects of the curriculum, with pupils making tables and graphs of eggs laid and writing stories and poems about them."

Elmfield School for deaf children