In 2008 the children in the Waller Warrior Green Team decided on pursuing the idea of getting chickens after the discussion of where food comes from and looking after living things. A bid was put together to receive funding from Ernest Food Trust and they were successful in receiving money.
The Year 6 children have worked hard towards promoting the idea of having chickens at Edmund Waller. They have created posters, taken part in an assembly, created reports, researched chickens and chicken coops, and even performed a 40 minute production on a balanced argument about having chickens in school which derived from a Literacy lesson.
The children decided that they were going to buy the chickens from a reputable company, Omlet. This company will provide 4 tolerant chickens, an Eglu cube and all the essentials needed to keep chickens. They even found that out that the chickens come fully vaccinated. To find out more about the children’s research read the paragraphs below by clicking here.
Mr Bardouille separately brought the idea to the teaching staff, support staff and Governors and the help from the Year 6 pupils had persuaded the school community to have chickens. It has to be organised and will be part of the PSHE curriculum. Every year group has half a term to look after the chickens.
In July 2010 we have funding to buy chickens and now have to look for funding to erect fencing to secure the chickens and the Eglu.
Watch this space!