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FermezLaBouche Mon 08-Oct-12 17:29:02

Minor details changed in the hope of preserving anonymity!

A teacher in our school hired one of those rentable incubators in order to hatch some chicks (Life Cycles in Science.) It came with really strict and clear instructions. Today she informs us she had "helped some of the eggs along" as the kids were desperate to see them hatch. End result - 3 dead chicks. Kids upset, even though the dead chicks were quickly removed. Idiot teacher's attitude along the "oops lol" lines, ie doesn't seem to give a shit.

I am so annoyed! I won't say anything as this woman is senior to me, and I'm new and really don't want to rock any boats, but what an idiotic thing to do.

Needed to vent, sorry!

Whitecherry Mon 08-Oct-12 17:31:17


Silky woman

What did she do? Peel the shell?

LindyHemming Mon 08-Oct-12 17:35:37

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Adviceinscotland Mon 08-Oct-12 17:36:33

Aww no sad

SaraBellumHertz Mon 08-Oct-12 17:37:13

How old are the class?

If that is genuinely what happened I'd be making a formal complaint. What a fool

Floggingmolly Mon 08-Oct-12 17:37:26

They were learning about the life cycle, and she decided to speed it up?
How moronic can you get? sad

UnChartered Mon 08-Oct-12 17:40:09

what an utter twat angry

please take this up with the head of dept or head teacher

MissAnnersley Mon 08-Oct-12 17:41:07

I hope you've changed quite a few details.

GoldShip Mon 08-Oct-12 17:59:12

MissAnnersly is that all you've got to say confused

That's bloody dispicable and I'd be reporting her.

I don't really think its an appropriate thing to do anyway, if the chicks had lived what happens to them then?

Spidermama Mon 08-Oct-12 18:00:50

Completely defeats the point. Bloody stupid woman.

MissAnnersley Mon 08-Oct-12 18:01:25

Yes it is.

SoupInaBasket Mon 08-Oct-12 18:02:22

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Whitecherry Mon 08-Oct-12 18:02:39

Op said she had changed some identifying details

MrsRajeshKoothrappali Mon 08-Oct-12 18:02:49

Report to the head and RSPCA.

That's beyond cruel.

It amazes me how many people don't view animals as living creatures, just 'things'.


GoldShip Mon 08-Oct-12 18:10:44

Yes it is


heggiehog Mon 08-Oct-12 18:50:59

"And these people teach the next generation!"

One person actually. Please don't generalise about all teachers because of the actions of one.

heggiehog Mon 08-Oct-12 18:52:03

What on earth did she do to the eggs?!

HecateLarpo Mon 08-Oct-12 18:53:11

How do you 'help eggs along'?

What the hell did she do? She thought she could make the chicks develop faster?

Is she totally brainless?

Ephiny Mon 08-Oct-12 18:54:51

If the chicks had been born alive, what were they going to do with them? confused

DizzyHoneyBee Mon 08-Oct-12 18:57:20

Horrible, awful thing to do.

BigWitchLegsInWailyTights Mon 08-Oct-12 18:58:58

How on earth do you "help" them along???

LFCisTarkaDahl Mon 08-Oct-12 18:59:19

Can you let us know what the school are going to do about the live ones - they come in batches of six right??

Please tell me they're going to be responsibly homed.

mrsminerva Mon 08-Oct-12 18:59:46

I presume she turned the temperature up too high?

SoupInaBasket Mon 08-Oct-12 19:00:54

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ChuffMuffin Mon 08-Oct-12 19:01:26

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