CHILDREN at a Crewe primary school have been having an eggscellent time welcoming new members to their class.
Pupils in the reception class at The Dingle Primary School in Haslington have been helping their teacher Alison Whiston to hatch 18 bantam chicks.
Headteacher Simon Jones said: 'We usually hatch a few chicks each year. We hatched the chicks this year after I helped breed them on my farm.
'The children spent three weeks looking after the eggs which were under an incubator, turning them every day.
'Once the eggs had hatched they have spent four days looking after them before I took them back home with me to the farm, where they are now developing healthily.'