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Erith school names its resident chickens Tallulah & Liquorice

PUBLISHED: 09:58 22 March 2011 | UPDATED: 10:58 22 March 2011

From left to right Jessica Rackley 5 , Tina Bishop with Tallulah the chicken and Ellen Woods, 5.

From left to right Jessica Rackley 5 , Tina Bishop with Tallulah the chicken and Ellen Woods, 5.

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Children have won a competition to call their school chickens Tallulah and Liquorice.

A special assembly was held at Slade Green Infant School in Slade Green Road, Erith, last Friday (18) when Jessica Rackley, 5 and Ellen Woods, 5, were both presented with books for picking the winning names.

The chickens arrived at the school last Tuesday and laid their first eggs the very same evening. The pair were bought in a bid for the school to become a forest school which promotes outdoor play and learning.

Assistant headteacher Tina Bishop, who has worked at the school for ten years, said: “To become a forest school, we need to create an outdoor learning environment and teach the children outdoor skills like fire skills. The chickens are permanent and the eggs will be used in cookery classes. We already have orders for our first batch. We will use them to bake birthday cakes with them. The chickens are gorgeous and they are in their little eggloos. We have explained to the children about the foxes so we will be keeping an eye on them. They will be free-range chickens in a while. They will be fabulous.”

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