Pictures: Hatching a plan at Barking school farm

Pupils with the newly-hatched chicks

Pupils with the newly-hatched chicks - Credit: Archant

The sound of cheeping filled the corridors of Eastbury Primary as its latest lot of eggs hatched – just in time for Easter.

Pupils with the newly-hatched chicks

Pupils with the newly-hatched chicks - Credit: Archant

The Barking school has extended its farm with about 40 new arrivals and pupils couldn’t wait to get their hands on them.

A farm set up at at the Dawson Road school last year now includes a wide range of animals including ducks and rabbits.

And the chicks will soon be earning their keep like their older offspring by providing eggs for school dinners.

Paulo Ramos, PA to the school’s senior leadership team, said: “One of the topics that reception and early years study is animals and having them in the school makes learning about them that much more interesting and fun.”