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Much-Loved Rouge Bouillon Parrot Passes Away

Picture Credit: Government of Jersey

Sim the Rouge Bouillon parrot has passed away at the age of 71.

He's lived at the school since 1988 when he moved from the Briggs toy stop after it closed down.

The much-loved bird survived a fire that broke out at the school in 1991 and was the focus of a big celebration in 2019 to celebrate his 70th birthday.

"I’m saddened to hear that Sim the parrot has passed away at the age of 71. He has been a much-loved member of Rouge Bouillon School for several decades, and has helped generations of students settle into school life. Older Islanders will also have fond memories of Sim from when he lived at Briggs department store.

"I’d like to send my condolences to all the Rouge Bouillon students who have lost a very special friend today." - Deputy Jeremy Macon, Education Minister.

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