Performing penguins delight school children

Northwich Guardian: The penguins in their pen, snapped by Debbie Bailey The penguins in their pen, snapped by Debbie Bailey

PRIMARY school children enjoyed a nature lesson with a difference when they watched penguins perform for the cameras.

The penguins were taking part in the filming of a scene for Our Zoo, a BBC drama about the Mottershead family, who established Chester Zoo in the 1930s.

The filming took place on the High Street in Great Budworth, one of the locations chosen for the series due to be screened in late 2014.

The children attend Great Budworth Primary School, which was also chosen as a location, and the whole school was invited to watch the penguins being filmed.

“The children were amazed when they saw all the penguins,” said head teacher Sandra Finney.

“I couldn’t believe how small the penguins were. They were quite naughty, and wouldn’t do what they were told.”

The children were allowed to have a closer look at the penguins in a pen, and chatted with actors Lee Ingleby, Anne Reid and Ralph Little.

The school hall and corridors were used during filming at the school.

Mum Debbie Bailey watched the penguins perform during her school run.

Debbie lives in Wincham, and her children Matthew, seven, and Grace, four, attend Great Budworth Primary School.

“It was a surreal sight – you don’t normally see penguins on the school run,” said Debbie.

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1:20pm Fri 4 Jul 14

hectorplain says...

I don't think those penguins should be locked up in a cage just so that we may observe their behaviour.

They should be ley out to roam freely where they please, catching fish as the good lord intended.
I don't think those penguins should be locked up in a cage just so that we may observe their behaviour. They should be ley out to roam freely where they please, catching fish as the good lord intended. hectorplain
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1:22pm Fri 4 Jul 14

hectorplain says...

Its not fair on the penguins, how would you like to be penned in with those pieces of wood?
Its not fair on the penguins, how would you like to be penned in with those pieces of wood? hectorplain
  • Score: 15

3:22pm Fri 4 Jul 14

MrT1976 says...

hectorplain says...
I do wish that people would refrain from posting meaningless comments on this notice board.

Unless you have something worthy or of particular note to impart then you would be better saving you ink.
hectorplain says... I do wish that people would refrain from posting meaningless comments on this notice board. Unless you have something worthy or of particular note to impart then you would be better saving you ink. MrT1976
  • Score: -10
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