In Pompeii they had an Ash Cloud, but the people didn’t escape with their lives!

Ash-Cloud-Panic1-282x300The Ash cloud isn’t new, in 24th August 79 AD when Mount Vesuvius erupted and smothered Pompeii. Pliny the Younger described a cloud rising up from the mountain, like “a pine tree”, between two and three in the afternoon, but he said “Some of the cloud was white, in other parts there were dark patches of earth and ash.” The Ash Cloud was all the people of Misenum, a town across the bay, could see as Vesuvius poured its lethal ash down the mountain onto the city of helpless city of Pompeii.

Our ten minute assembly show Pompeii – Escape from the Cloud has a song explaining it which could help your children understand.

What is it? What can it be?

This spectic form shaped like a tree.

It rises high above the earth,

As if the mountain’s given birth.

The cloud, what curses does it bring?

The cloud, it soars as a bird on wing.

The cloud, it rises on high,

To meet the gods housed in the sky,

But please don’t ask me why!

The cloud.

It’s awesome, see how it glides,

Across, the mountain it rides.

Perhaps the gods have placed it there,

With nothing can this sight compare.

The cloud, what curses does it bring?

The cloud, it soars as a bird on wing.

The cloud, it rises on high,

To meet the gods housed in the sky,

But please don’t ask me why!

The cloud.

What is it? What can it be?

This spectic form shaped like a tree?

Perhaps the gods have placed it there,

With nothing can this sight compare.

The cloud, what curses does it bring?

The cloud, it soars as a bird on wing.

The cloud, it rises on high,

To meet the Gods housed in the sky,

But please don’t ask me why!

The cloud.

To hear two other songs from Pompeii please click on http://educationalmusicals.com/pompeii-main-show/

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