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Beside the Hedge

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 4, 5
Page count: 5



Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 16, Num 7, March 1989

Story Summary

In the early 1700s the English monarchy outlawed Irish schools and it was forbidden to educate Irish children. Still, education continued in Ireland due to brave, wandering scholars who would set up impromptu classrooms called hedge schools.