British Saints
Saint George is said to have killed a dragon but the story is probably not entirely true.

British Saints

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 History for children aged 5, 6 and 7 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with historical figures, understanding significant people from history and stories from different historical periods.

As KS1 children develop their understanding of different historical periods, data and key figures, they may learn about certain significant figures from myths, stories, legends or other key historical tales. They will look at stories from different periods, like Ancient Greece and Medieval Britain, and learn about characters from myth and legend. Learning about saints may link in with work on Religious Education, or arise as a teaching point if it happens to be one of the saints' days.

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  1. What is a saint?
    A saint is formally recognised by the church as having lived an exceptional faith-based life
  2. Who is the patron saint of England?
    St. George's Day is the 23rd of April, but is not a national holiday
  3. What was St. George said to have done?
    It's unlikely that this ever really happened
  4. The story of St. George could be described as...
    Legends are traditional stories which sometimes get confused for historical fact
  5. The patron saint of Scotland is...
    St. Andrew's Day is the 30th of November and is an official holiday in Scotland
  6. Who was Andrew?
    St. Andrew is also the patron saint of Greece and Russia
  7. Who is the patron saint of Ireland?
    St. Patrick's Day is the 17th of March and is a public holiday in Ireland
  8. What was St Patrick said to have done?
    It's more likely that there were no snakes in Ireland to begin with
  9. Who is the patron saint of Wales?
    St. David's Day is celebrated on the 1st of March, but is not a public holiday in Wales
  10. What are traditionally worn to commemorate St. David's Day?
    On St. David's Day some children in Wales dress in their national costume, which consists of a tall black hat, a white frilled cap and a long dress

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