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bijou
12-07-2010, 11:32 AM
Charlie and Lola, named after the CBeebies TV characters, live in the reception class at the school in Castleton, Rochdale, Greater Manchester.

The miniature pigs have been brought in to encourage children to be more 'nurturing' and nicer to each other.

Headteacher Lynne Coxell says the pigs have settled in quickly: ‘They have settled in beautifully. The children get on with whatever they're doing.'

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Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/849647-school-pupils-get-pet-pigs-to-encourage-them-to-be-nurturing#ixzz17RboYj94

megimoo
12-07-2010, 11:35 AM
http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2010/12/07/article-1291715267808-0C5DE484000005DC-105651_466x310.jpg
Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/849647-school-pupils-get-pet-pigs-to-encourage-them-to-be-nurturing#ixzz17RboYj94Them Muslim Arabs will be up in arms !

Gingersnap
12-07-2010, 11:51 AM
Imagine how calm and attentive those kids would be if they just stayed at home with a pet dog and were home schooled.

linda22003
12-07-2010, 12:11 PM
Imagine how calm and attentive those kids would be if they just stayed at home with a pet dog and were home schooled.

Then they'd miss the fabulous last-day-of-school barbecue. :D

megimoo
12-07-2010, 12:20 PM
Imagine how calm and attentive those kids would be if they just stayed at home with a pet dog and were home schooled.Especially when one of those pigs decides to take a crap all over them !

Gingersnap
12-07-2010, 12:25 PM
Then they'd miss the fabulous last-day-of-school barbecue. :D

Yummers!

hampshirebrit
12-07-2010, 12:28 PM
Amazing that this could happen in Shari'a Britain.
:rolleyes:

noonwitch
12-07-2010, 12:33 PM
I love the photo. The kid looks like she's having fun.

They took us on a field trip to a farm when I was in kindergarten-a farm that is probably now a subdivision of tasteful, expensive homes. It wasn't for nuturing lessons, though, it was to watch the farmer use his various farm equipment (we were impressed by the milking machine), so we could learn about it all.