Pupils at Ashwicken Primary School are once again egg-static after the arrival of four new hens earlier this term.
They were left distraught in June when five hens were stolen from their coop, but members of Lynn Rotary Club have come to the rescue by donating £400 to pay for a new enclosure along with four hens from Church Farm in Stow Bardolph.
Club president Michael Walker went along to the school on Wednesday to look over the new hens and enclosure with help from headteacher Sue Collison and her pupils. The school is hoping to hatch some more chicks next spring.
Rotarian Bob Ward said members were happy to help.
He said: “We felt very sad that someone had done this to the school. Our funds are here to help local people. It was good to see the children smiling.”
The club is hoping to attract new members with its £20 associate membership. Go to: www.kingslynnrotary.org for more details.
Our picture shows Michael Walker (front) holding a chicken – for the first time – and the other chickens are held by (from left) Jay Fakenbridge (5), Lillie-Grace Henry (9) and six-year old Rowan Garford-Turner. Behind the school’s ‘eco-warriors’ are (from left) Michael Pellizarro, Bob Ward, Sue Collison the headteacher and Linda Preston the deputy head.
Picture by Alan Miller MLNF13AM10193