6th Dec, 2016

Solihull schoolchildren take not-so-ugly duckling under their wing

Aisling Kiely 8th May, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

CHILDREN at a borough school had a quacking find in their playing field.

The unusual find came when a pupil at Yew Tree School stumbled across a duckling far from its watery home on the school playing field.

The duckling was all alone, with no sign of its parents – so the school took it under its wing – calling it their ‘rescue’ duck.

Eager to give it the best start in life and provide the duckling with the best care, the school contacted the animal care course at Solihull College who advised them to find it a friend.

Unfortunately, the school were unable to find a duck, so paired the duckling up with a hen chick.

Since then, the pair have been inseperable.

“Like a duck to water, the rescued duckling has settled into the school and enjoys going for a paddle in a make-shift pond – a plastic box,” said a spokesperson for the school.