2nd and 3rd grade artists learned about the life of St. Patrick. Born in 387 AD in Scotland, Patricius was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland. He spent six years working as a slave and finally escaped. He ended up in France where he studied hard and became a bishop in the catholic church. He returned to Ireland and spent thirty years teaching and preaching while building schools and churches throughout the country. He used the shamrock when teaching and it has become a symbol for Ireland as have lucky leprechauns. Our leprechauns are 3-D paper sculptures. Happy St. Patrick's Day!