Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Bubbles and Freddy - The Fish of P3/4S.

For Christmas, Primary 3/4s received some class pets in the form of two fish who they named Bubbles and Freddy.
Unfortunately, they did not live a long and the fish died after a few months. 
That very week, we had been learning about the Vikings, their gods, and Valhalla. We decided to send our fish to Valhalla with a Viking style burial in a Long Ship we made that day.

We worked in teams of two or three to create Viking Long Ships suitable to send to Valhalla. We knew that the Vikings would only have sent the most beautiful ships to be burned for important people in their communities.











 
 
After we had created our boats, we decided who would read out our memoirs we had written for Bubbles and Freddy. We read them out before the ceremonial burning. 
 
 
 
 
 
We all walked to the burn, and the boat was lit in the water. We also floated the other boats along the burn, and found that the one made from an egg carton floated the best.
While we will miss Freddy and Bubbles, we certainly enjoyed giving them a good send off to Valhalla.










 
Unfortunately, the boat did fall over mid-burn!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

7 comments:

  1. This is wonderful! I'm sure all the gods in Valhalla are smiling down at your school and opening their arms to Freddy and Bubbles. Good show, Papdale 3/4s!

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  2. Hello! I'm a social media producer at a television station in Houston, Texas. Would love to share this beautiful story on our website! Could we use your photos? Thanks for your time!

    Amanda Cochran
    KPRC2

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  3. Hello! I'm a social media producer at a television station in Houston, Texas. Would love to share this beautiful story on our website! Could we use your photos? Thanks for your time!

    Amanda Cochran
    KPRC2

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    1. Amanda
      We are happy for you to use the photos. If you could mention Papdale and Orkney that would be great.
      Thanks

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  4. I am from Kansas, in the USA, and my family did the same thing with our dear cat Pete's ashes. It was such a good way to say goodbye. Good work, students and teachers!

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  5. I'm editor for a pop-culture website called Nerdist in the U.S. I was wondering if I too could share some of these images, with credit and links back.

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  6. Bravo, students and teachers! Cross-curricular learning at its best. I hope Freddy and Bubbles will live on as fond memories.

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