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The Bard's birds struggle with the pecking order...

The Times newspaper picks up story highlighted by Kilgraston’s English Department


As part of Kilgraston's drive to raise awareness of environmental concerns, during a recent all-school assembly the declining number of UK birds was highlighted.

Shockingly, during the research for this project, English teacher Mrs Saunders discovered that nearly 50% of birds mentioned in Shakespeare’s various works are currently on the RSPBs endangered list.
Of the 64 species cited by the Bard, in over 600 references, 29 are highlighted. This sad fact was picked up by The Times newspaper, which ran the story on Saturday 29 June 2019…

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