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Students assist ducks in 7th annual Duck Walk

May 05, 2016

duck walk.jpgOn May 5, students and staff at St. John XXIII Catholic School created a human hallway from their school court yard for a mother duck and her ducklings to safely travel to a local creek.

For the past seven years, a duck has flown into the school's court yard to lay her eggs. She remains there until the ducklings are hatched and ready to be moved. After seven years, students and staff have perfected the process to safely transport the ducks to their new home.

Students form two lines to guide the ducks out of the court yard, through the school, onto the road and down to the local creek. 

The St. John XXIII community met early on the morning of May 5 to discuss and plan out their walk and talk about how to safely move the mother duck and her 13 ducklings without startling them.

The 7th annual duck walk was a success, as mother duck and her ducklings made it safely to the creek to enjoy a much better suited home. 

Watch clips of the duck walk from Station 14: Hundreds of Kids Relocate Trapped Duck Family​

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