Our first meeting of Outdoor Explorers Club was spent meeting our hens and chickens! With many pupils being in Year 3, they have not yet had the chance to hold and stroke these animals and have some close contact with them. We learnt how to pick the hens up and to hold their wings securely against their bodies.

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For many of us, this was the first time we had ever had the chance to do this and we were very excited!! Some of us were a bit scared at the beginning, but then soon lost our fear. Our hens, many of which have been raised in school, are very tame and used to being handled.