Deer Drama at Primary School
Just like any normal school day, Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 were playing out on the school field for their lunch break. Suddenly, a Year 5 pupil saw something darting near the Year 1 and Reception School entrance.
The startled girl said, “At first, I thought it was a dog running around and then it tried to jump over the fence, but kept failing. It was then I saw it was a deer and its mouth was bleeding. I was quite scared.”
Some other Year 5 pupils ran and alerted a dinner lady, who promptly asked everyone to stop playing football. Then a teaching assistant came out and she saw the deer had got its mouth caught in a mole trap.
At that point, a council worker happened to be walking past. He asked the school staff to get the children off the field as soon as possible so he could try and free the terrified animal and take it to the N.S.P.C.C.
Just then, PCSO Jane appeared on the scene – she had heard about the deer and wanted to help.
By now, all the children were off the field and safely gathered on the playground but the wounded animal had freed itself and disappeared from sight.
It was assumed that it had already escaped or it was lying down low somewhere in the school field.
By the next morning it had gone.
Libby and Casey, Year 5
Note from Editor
Look out for Libby and Casey’s next article about the different types of deer.