Deer Drama at Primary School

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2Recently something strange happened at Burgh-le-Marsh 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

Burgh School  


Note from Editor

Look out for Libby and Casey’s next article  about the different types of deer.

10 Responses to Deer Drama at Primary School

  1. admin May 6, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    A real drama indeed, let’s hope the deer makes a full recovery. Good reporting.

    YJA Senior Editor

  2. Hannah May 7, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Thats a sad story! I would be super scared (and worried)!! Well done Libby and Casey, great article!

  3. Casey and libby May 14, 2015 at 7:07 am

    Thanks to all who have commented.

  4. Charlie May 14, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Amazing! That must of been scary! Poor dear, all trapped with a mole trap trapped around its mouth!

  5. Casey and libby May 14, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    I hope you all enjoyed our article. Look out for our next one about deers.

  6. Beck May 15, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Well done! Great article, I was scared as well.

  7. barrie May 18, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Well done, great reporting. I saw a similar thing near our house on sunday, the deer wasn’t injured but it was very frightened when it saw my car approaching. I think it had strayed from the North Shore Golf course where many of them live.

  8. Chris May 18, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Very good article it’s nice to know that two such caring girls took action for an injured animal. Well done.

  9. Charlotte May 22, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Great article. I saw the deer too. It is a mistory, I still wonder where it has gone and if it is alright. I was so scared and worried

  10. Hannah S June 15, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Whoa… Scary stuff….