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Giant chicken skeleton installed in Bermondsey school foyer

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Students at the City of London Academy in Lynton Road have created a giant chicken skeleton which is on display in the school's atrium.

Giant chicken skeleton installed in Bermondsey school foyer

Working with the Chicken Coop – whose project Scientific and Cultural Perspectives on Human-Chicken Interactions received funding last year – art students at the academy created a giant chicken skeleton designed to resemble the dinosaurs displayed at the Natural History Museum.

The Chicken Fest is a cross-curricular collaboration between the art, science, english, citizenship, food technology and geography departments.

Geneticists from Oxford University have taught students at the academy to extract DNA from chicken bones and analyse the data.

The guest list for the recent Chicken Fest launch included dignitaries from the world of art, veterinary medicine, universities and the Natural History Museum.

Students have been working with artist Rebecca Jewell to paint giant feathers to add to the main installation.

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