Cathedral Meeting Owls
At first, the Grade Two class at Christ Church Cathedral School were confused when they heard about the meeting owl. “When we found out that the Dean at the Cathedral wanted us to name the meeting owls,” Charlotte explained, “We didn’t know what to do.”
“We thought it was a real owl,” said Addison. “But it was an electric owl that makes meetings” Samuel chimed in, “Owen wanted to name it Kevin because it had the word “in” in Kevin and we are reading the book ‘Inside Owls’.” James teased that he wanted to name the meeting owl Lilia after his desk mate but Lilia groaned, “of course not.”
“So,” continued Damon, ”Doris named the meeting owl “Bibble” because it rhymes with nibble which is what owls do with food.” The other meeting owl they called “Bebe” (pronounced “B-B”) because they thought the meeting owl looked like a bee. Kellan’s hand shot up, “On the same day that we named the meeting owl we were studying John the Baptist who ate wild honey from bees!”
And that, as they say, is how the Cathedral Meeting Owls got their names. - Kate Newman
Class photo courtesy of Kate Newman.
The Meeting Owl, which was purchased in early Fall, has been a well used piece of technology. So far, we have had the Owl for 123 days and it has been used in 66 meetings for a total of 3,761 minutes.