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Buttercup Bear

Photograph of Goldfield Buttercup Bear

Following in the footsteps of Sparkle Bear comes Goldfield's own Buttercup Bear! Off to travel the world. Remember to watch his progress on the World Map in the school hall and by visiting this webpage.

Buttercup Bear was introduced to the children at the end of One World Week! We are hoping that Buttercup will be taken all around the world. The label on Buttercup explains his mission and asks people to take him with them or to pass him on directly to someone else and then to email our school so that we can track his journey.

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Buttercup arrives in Indonesia

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Photograph of Austrailian International School Indonesia Map of Indonesia Photograph of Australian International School Australia
Buttercup is enjoying a visit to the Prep Class at the Australian International School in Indonesia. The students wanted to know how long Buttercup had been travelling? Well, Buttercup has been travelling for 15 months, leaving Goldfield in July 2010, on his first visit to Norway. Since then Buttercup has visited many countries. Please scroll down to view the history of his journey around the world so far. We are very excited because letters from the Prep class have arrived. All of the letters have been put into Buttercup's postcard book in the school hall. Photographs follow below.
Photograph of AIS School Indonesia

Dear Students,

Buttercup and I climbed the wall. Buttercup loved it! I come from Italy. I wish I could take him with me.

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Photograph of AIS School Indonesia Buttercup likes to read books. He likes to read in the library. Buttercup likes to read many books. Photograph of AIS School Indonesia
Photograph of AIS School Indonesia We took Buttercup in the pool (not really). The pool is clean. He wanted to take a shower. We are from Indonesia Photograph of Buttercup Bear
Photograph of AIS School Indonesia Buttercup went down the slide. Buttercup loves to play with us. We are from Korea. Photograph of AIS School Indonesia
Photograph of AIS School Indonesia We took Buttercup on a beck ride that we have at our school in Indonesia. We love buttercup. We are from Scotland and Indonesia. Photograph of AIS School Indonesia
Photograph of AIS School Indonesia We are in LOTE class. In here we learn Bahasa Indonesia. Selmat Pagi! We are from Iran and Korea. Photograph of AIS School Indonesia
  Buttercup's next adventure could be in Scotland! Please keep watching to see where Buttercup travels to next!  
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Buttercup goes Skiing in Australia

 

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Map of Australia Tredbo Ski Resort Australia Map of Thredbo Australia
Photograph of Buttercup Bear in Thredbo Australia

Dear Students of Goldfield

Buttercup has travelled to Thredbo, a ski resort in Australia. He has been to the highest peak in the world! Buttercup will continue his journey to Bali, so keep watching!

Photograph of Buttercup Bear in Thredbo Australia
Photograph of Buttercup Bear in Thredbo Australia Photograph of Tredbo Ski Resort Photograph of Buttercup Bear in Thredbo Australia
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Buttercup returns to Norway where his journey began

Map of Norway

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Photograph of buttercup Bear Photograph of Nuttercup Bear Photograph of Buttercup Bear
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Buttercup visits the Australia International School in Singapore

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photograph of Buttercup Bear in Singapore

Buttercup enjoys a day at school with the children.

 

Map of Singapore
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Buttercup returns to Beijing

April 2011 and Buttercup enjoys a week with a Reception Class at Dulwich College Beijing. Buttercup was planning to travel to Vietnam over the Easter Holidays but stowed away in someone's book bag and missed the plane. But, it seems that Buttercup may travel to Australia next!

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Photograph of Buttercup Bear in Beijing

Buttercup meets the class,

Photograph of Buttercup Bear in Beijing

learns some Chinese,

Photograph of Buttercup Bear in Beijing

helps to make a volcano,

Photograph of Buttercup Bear in Beijing

and shares a story in the book corner.

Photograph of Buttercup Bear in Beijing

Playtime and Buttercup has lots of fun with all of the children!

Photograph of Buttercup Bear in Beijing
Photograph of Buttercup Bear in Beijing Photograph of Buttercup Bear in Beijing Photograph of Buttercup Bear in Beijing
Photograph of Buttercup Bear in Beijing

Photograph of Buttercup Bear in Beijing

Buttercup enjoys a night out at a traditional Chinese restaurant and dinner with new friends!

Photograph of Buttercup Bear in Beijing

Mmme ... this gong boa chicken is delicious!

Photograph of Buttercup Bear in Beijing

This streetside vendor is making jian bing for my lunch (delicious!)

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Photograph of buttercup Bear in Beijing

Here is Yashow Market, people can haggle for good deals on shopping but today Buttercup is going for a pedicure at Lily Nails!

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Buttercup enjoys Christmas in Phuket, Thailand

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Map of Phuket From Singapore to Phuket before returning to Singapore and Johannesburg where Buttercup will be passed to his next guardians for a trip back to England and hopefully lots more exciting desinations! Photograph of Phuket Beach
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Buttercup meets new friends on his way to Singapore

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Map of Singapore A couple pass Buttercup onto new friends during a flight to Singapore! Photograph of Singapore
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Buttercup's jouney continues...... to Johannesburg

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Map of Johannesburg

Hello Goldfield,

My Grandaughter was given Buttercup in Mauritius and carried him to Johannesburg. We will be taking Buttercup to Singapore.

Photograph of Johannesburg City at Night
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Buttercup arrives in Canada!

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Map of Canada Hi, My name is Megan, I am 11 years old and I have taken Buttercup to Brooklin, Ontario, Canada. Buttercup complained about his journey here because he was crammed into a little package for a very long journey all the way across the ocean from Maisie's home in England. Buttercup will stay for a couple of weeks with me, my Mom, Dad, brother Colton and my many pets Rugby my dog, Dakota my bearded dragon, Sport my hamster and Billy my fish. Next my cousin Cheyenne will take Buttercup to Jamaica. It is very cold here zero degrees outside we think it might snow anytime.

Photograph of Toronto Ontario

Toronto Ontario

 

Photograph of Niagara Falls Ontario at night

Photograph of Niagara Falls Ontario at night

 
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Buttercup's Adventure in Mauritius

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Photograph of Buttercup in Mauritius

This hotel is amazing, there are lots of animals here, horses, goats and even giant toroises!

World Map Showing Mauritius

Photograph of Buttercup in Mauritius

It's very hot I have to keep resting in the shade!

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Exploring the Beaches in Guernsey!

 

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  Map of the Channel Islands  
Photograph of Buttercup in Guernsey

Hello everyone, I have arrived in Guernsey!

The beaches are fantastic, there is nothing quite like a cup of tea and a biscuit on the beach. I have also enjoyed a very tasty BBQ!

From Buttercup and Eilish

Photograph of Buttercup in Guernsey
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A holiday in Tenerife!

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Map of Tenerife

Hello Goldfield, Our family was given Buttercup Bear when we were on holiday in Tenerife. We had a wonderful time and decided to bring Buttercup home with us to Wath-Upon-Dearne in South Yorkshire.

We have given Buttercup to a family who are travelling home to Canada. Hopefully you will hear from Buttercup soon!

From Maisie and Max

Photograph of Tenerife
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South Yorkshire

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Map of UK Showing Yorkshire

 

photograph of Wath-Upon-Dearne

Wath-Upon-Dearne Town Centre

Photograph of Wath-Upon-Dearn Wetland

Wetland in Wath-Upon-Dearne (Wath Church is in the background)

 

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"Ni Hoa" Hello from Buttercup in China

Buttercup visits Beijing and Tiananmen Square. He had lots of fun practising eating with chopsticks. Buttercup is travelling with a sound engineer, soon Buttercup will journey to Berlin in Germany. Keep watching for news of his arrival!

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Map of China

Photograph of Buttercup in Tiananmen Square Photograph of Buttercup's visit to Tiananmen Square
Photograph of Buttercup in Tiananmen Photograph of Buttercup in Tianannem Square
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From China Buttercup travelled to France

This time I visited Paris at night!

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Map of France Photograph of Buttercup at the Eiffel Tower
Photograph of Buttercup in France Photograph of Buttercup in France
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Buttercup leaves Paris and returns to Denmark

Keep watching to see where his journey takes hime next!

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Buttercup continues his journey along the Alabama Coast

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Photograph of Buttercup at Water Tower Orange Beach

Buttercup has a wonderful time travelling with his host and hostess. This photograph was taken at the Water Tower on Orange Beach. It is very hot! Buttercup is happy to report that the beaches are all beautiful, white and sandy (no oil and tar after the oil leak).

Photograph of Buttercup at Fort Morgan

Enjoying a visit to Fort Morgan.

Photograph of Jimmy Buffet

Buttercup had lunch at a restaurant called Lulu's which is owned by Jimmy Buffet's sister. (Jimmy Buffet is a famous singer who sings about cheeseburgers in paradise.)

 

From Houston Buttercup went to stay with a family in Woodlands. The family have 2 children aged 9 and 7 and Buttercup is going on holiday with them. He will be heading for Texas but first he will go to the seaside, Orange Beach, Alabama. Lucky Buttercup!

Map of USA Showing Orange Beach

Photograph of Orange Beach Alabama

Orange Beach Alabama

Map of Woodlands, Texas

Photograph of Woodlands Texas

The Woodlands, Texas

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Buttercup Goes to Helena Alabama

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Map of Helena Alabama Photograph of Waterfalls in Helena Alabama
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Howdy Partner, I am in the U.S.A! Downtown Houston is Amazing!

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Map of America showing Houston Photograph of Houston Texas Map of Houston Texas
Flag of Nova Scotia

Just flown into Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Photograph of halifax Nova Scotia Map of Nova Scotia
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Buttercup's adventures in Cuba!

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Map of Cuba

My holiday in Cuba has been amazing! I stayed in the capital city of Havana. I have trekked through the jungle, visited banana plantations and farms where the fields are ploughed by an ox and plough. I found time to relax on the beach and do you know ..... the sea is as warm as having a bath at home!

Photograph of Cuba Photograph of Cuba Photograph of Buttercup in Cuba
Photograph of Buttercup in Cuba Photograph of Buttercup in Cuba Photograph of Buttercup in Cuba
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Buttercup arrives in Denmark and visits Copenhagen

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Map of Denmark Photograph of Copenhagen
I arrived in Copenhagen by plane and I have been travelling around in a basket on a bike! I have been to a school where I met lots of Danish children, you can see some of them in this photograph. I have made a new friend "Kaerlighed" a teddy bear just like me. I hope to be travelling to China next so keep watching this space! Photograph of Buttercup in Copenhagen
     
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Bonjour! Greetings from France

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Map of France Photograph of Eiffel Tower
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A new family take Buttercup to Co Donegal and Rossnowlagh

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Map of Rossnowlagh

Photograph of Rossnowlagh Beach

This is Rossnowlagh Beach

Photograph of Orange Parade

Whilst staying in Rossnowlagh I went to see the Orange Parade. I loved the music the bands played especially the pipe bands.

Photograph of Pipe Band

This was my favourite pipe band. I had my photograph taken with them and I will try to send it to you in the post.

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Buttercup Travels onto Northern Ireland!

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Photograph of Ballykeel

Ballykeel

Map of Northern IrelandThese are the places Buttercup has visited in Northern Ireland

Photograph of Ballynahinch Castle

Ballynahinch

Phoograph of Expolris in Portaferry

Exploris Aquarium Potaferry

Photograph of Dromore Co Down

Dromore Co Down

Photograph of Portavogie Beach

and Portavogie Beach

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First stop Norway!

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Photograph of Norway Photograph of Buttercup Bear Leaving Goldfield Map of Norway

 

Buttercup has started his round the world trip by travelling with the first person from Goldfield going overseas.

Back to Global

 

 

Photograph of a Buttercup

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