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Pupils helping to hatch rescued duck eggs
3:40pm Thursday 7th March 2013 in News
YOUNGSTERS at Park Road Primary School are preparing for some feathered friends to hatch after staff rescued duck eggs from a Liverpool farm.
The Great Sankey school has been longing after the abandoned eggs after charity and visitor attraction Acorn Farm ran out of incubators to house them.
Alison Mercer, Acorn’s education officer, said: “Our ducks had produced too many eggs for their mums to look after themselves and with our own incubator fully occupied we had a bit of a problem on our hands.
“Thankfully Park Road School were kind enough to take the eggs in for us.”
The ducklings are now due to hatch shortly before Easter and will spend a week at the Wroxham Road school before returning to the farm.
Helen Maitland, reception class teacher, said: “We incubated our own chicks last year so it’s fantastic to have the chance to hatch our own ducklings too.”