It’s time to get into the spirit of the Irish, because it’s St Patrick’s Day! Celebrating St Patrick’s Day at school is a great opportunity to break up the routine and do some out of the ordinary activities with your cherubs.
Before we get into the fun activities, let’s first take a look at the history of St Patrick’s Day. The day is marked to celebrate the work of St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. St Patrick was kidnapped from Roman Britain when he was just 16 years old and was taken to Ireland to be a slave. Once he escaped slavery, he introduced Christianity to Ireland, establishing churches and schools in the nation. While the day has religious links, it is mostly now celebrated as day of Irish patriotism. The Irish use it as an opportunity to dress in green and maybe enjoy a Guinness or two.
There is an abundance of themed activities for celebrating St Patrick’s Day at school. Here is some inspiration for your subject.