Valentine's Day or St Valentine's Day, is celebrated every year on 14 February. It’s the day when people show their affection for another person or people by sending cards, flowers or chocolates with messages of love.
The day gets its name from a famous saint, but there are several stories of who he was. The popular belief about St Valentine is that he was a priest from Rome in the third century AD. Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage because he thought married men were bad soldiers. Valentine felt this was unfair, so he broke the rules and arranged marriages in secret. When Claudius found out, Valentine was thrown in jail and sentenced to death. There, he fell in love with the jailer’s daughter and when he was taken to be killed on 14 February, he sent her a love letter signed “from you Valentine”.
We decided to end this half term with a special cake making activity dedicated to Valentine’s Day. Students who have been coming into school have made some special cakes to give to a friend in school or a member of their family to say thank you and to show how much they are loved.
Watch our short video, ‘We all love cake’!
Happy Valentine’s Day!