Cross curricular: Celebrating St Patrick’s Day

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By Brenda Williamspoet

Use the following activity ideas and original poem to bring some Irish charm to your classroom

Four leaf clover

The four-leaf clover, a variation of the shamrock, is considered by some as a lucky charm

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It is believed that St Patrick was captured as a teenager and taken from Wales to Ireland. Sold as a slave, he looked after sheep and managed to learn the Irish language. He eventually escaped and became a priest before returning to convert the Irish people to Christianity. It is said that to explain the Christian belief in the Holy Trinity of Father, Son and the Holy Ghost, he used the shamrock to show how its three leaves merged to make one plant.

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