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‘Circle of life’ talk for pupils after school chickens are killed

Chickens found missing from Primrose Hill coop

05 February, 2017 — By Richard Osley

Hinge and Bracket

A HEADTEACHER has said his school is being frank with pupils over the sad death of its playground chickens in a ­suspected animal attack.

Robin Warren, at Primrose Hill Primary School in Princess Road, said: “We have been honest with the children. This is an opportunity, after all, to teach the children about both the wonders and reality of the circle of life.”

The chickens – named Hinge and Bracket, and whose adventures were a weekly part of the school’s newsletter – disappeared from their coop last month. CCTV cameras were checked, Mr Warren added, but later “we found evidence that the chickens had been the victim of some kind of animal”. He said the school would be installing a new, secure coop and welcoming new chickens soon.

Two chickens at Fitzjohn’s Primary School in Hampstead were killed in a suspected fox attack at the start of the school year.


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