St. Mary's Primary School


EGG-citing Times in St. Mary’s

Updated: 10th Nov 2018

We are all very Egg-cited here at St. Mary’s, waiting patiently for our new arrivals. Over the past number of weeks we have been working with Nore Valley Park

to enable the children to observe and learn about the development and life cycle of the chicken, as well as the hatching process. On the 24th of October, Gareth from Nore Valley Park delivered our equipment, along with the eggs. He gave the children a very informative talk about the Incubator Project and the whole process from start to finish. The children were intrigued and had many questions for Gareth, including of course-‘Which came first, the chicken or the egg??’ Over the past couple of weeks the children have been monitoring the eggs very closely, ensuring the temperature and humidity is correct at all times. We were delighted to have a visit from Brian of Nore Valley Park last Wednesday who informed us that all eggs were fertilised and everything was going according to plan. Our eggs should start hatching on Wednesday next and I’m sure Egg-citment levels will be at an all time high. With all eggs fertilised, we should be lucky enough to see one or two hatching during the school day.

St Mary’s Primary School,
Youghal Rd, Dungarvan,
Co. Waterford

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