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Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? To Get to Beech Hall School

Beech Hall School pupils have welcomed some feathery friends into their community as part of an entrepreneurial programme.

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? To Get to Beech Hall School

Pupils at the Tytherington-based school have worked hard to prepare themselves and their chicken coop, for the arrival of eight new hens.

The committed pupils, also known as the Chicken Committee will take care of and raise the chickens at the school and the eggs will be sold to the public to raise money for the continued care and upkeep of the hens.

As part of the new initiative pupils can sponsor the chickens for £5 per month, or 16p per day which will also go into the chicken fund. The pupil’s true creativity and humorous sides were shown when the chickens were christened names such as Sir Anthony Hotwings, Yolko Ono, Tyrannosaurus Pecks, Ken (also known as Kentucky Fried Chicken) and Netflix “because it costs the same”.

One of Beech Hall’s newest recruits, Harry Lyons, (14), brought the idea to the school as he is an avid chicken breeder. The chickens were then bought from him and he has become an essential part of teaching other pupils how to handle the birds.

The arrival of the chickens has been highly anticipated and the whole school has become involved with the project.

"The pupils really took some time thinking about what to name their chickens and we have some truly hilarious and thoughtful ones"
Headmaster James Allen

Headmaster James Allen commented: “The pupils really took some time thinking about what to name their chickens and we have some truly hilarious and thoughtful ones. It is great to see the pupils taking the initiative to care for the animals and they are genuinely enjoying it. They will learn valuable skills with this project which is a little bit out of the box but a great scheme for teaching them responsibility.”

Beech Hall School is a non-selective independent school for children aged from six months to 16 years old. It is situated in a stunning 16-acre site with two listed buildings, playing fields and a swimming pool.

Part of the Riverston Group, Beech Hall is committed to providing a child-centred education which focuses on every individual child’s strength and gives each one the opportunity to achieve a wide variety of academic, sporting and extra-curricular goals.

Bespoke, quality teaching is at the heart of Beech Hall’s core values and the recent renovation has made the personalised learning approach all the more achievable.

Beech Hall has two open days coming up, Friday 4 March 9am - 4pm and Saturday 5 March 10am – 1pm

To find out more about Beech Hall visit www.beechhallschool.org

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