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Ramsgate Arts Primary watch miracle of life as ducklings hatch - May 2019
Early Years Learning Lead at RAPS said: “We have had chicks hatching with us for the last few years at RAPS but this was the first time we have ever experienced ducks. This was completely different and everyone has thoroughly enjoyed it. The children have experienced life cycles first hand and it’s not every day that you get to witness something being born."
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Ducklings provide therapy for Carlisle care home residents - May 2019
“It has been a really good piece of therapy for those living here, as all of our residents have some form of dementia. The animals bring out the best of some of the residents."
The care home previously hosted two batches of chicks - but this year’s additions have gone down a storm with residents.
Newborn chicks hatch at Rosebank Care Home, Bampton - April 2019
“The chicks give the residents a real purpose. They have watched over and cared for them ever since they were eggs and so to have the opportunity to see them grow has been a great privilege and a real honour.”
Chick It Out! Chicks Arrive In Russell House - April 2019
Sam Shears, Russell House's Activity Coordinator, said: "The arrival of the chicks in Russell House have demonstrated a real sense of community in Russell House. The residents help to look after them and they feel a sense of responsibility in doing so".
Residents at a care home in Banbury enjoyed a cracking Easter with a visit from youngsters and the exciting arrival of five ducklings. - April 2019
“You could see from the residents’ and children’s reactions just how engaged they were when given the opportunity to look after the eggs and get close to such lovely ducklings once they hatched."
Care home chicks spread some Easter joy at Bradford care home - March 2019
Home Manager at Crossley House said: “This has been a fantastic experience. The residents have loved interacting with the little chicks; this is definitely something we will look to do again next year.”
Hazelbrook Christian Nursing Home residents raise ducklings - March 2019
Manager Alison Harvey said: "It was surprising how many of the residents had chickens and ducks in their back gardens." Mrs Harvey says it also encourages people to bring their grandchildren in on visits.
Ramsgate Arts Primary pupils ‘transfixed’ by hatching chicks - May 2018
Teacher Sophie Spurrier is Early Years Lead at RAPS. She said: “The children were so excited to be able to watch the magical transformation from an egg in an incubator hatching into a fluffy chick. It is a perfect hands-on experience and is a brilliant way to learn. It is something they will never forget.”