Do you know about the history behind Valentine's Day?
The day gets its name from a famous saint, but there are various 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 your Valentine".
Click on the interactive image below to find out more things about Valentine's, learn a whole lot of very lovable ( and cheesy!) vocabulary and make your own love poem based on the popular 'Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet and so are you'. You can find inspiration in the ones created by our Bilingual Section students in our creative writing workshop. Have a look at them in our 'Spread Love!' display in the gallery! We hope you'll like them!