By Nancy Covert
According to an ancient Irish Legend, if a person catches a leprechaun, the little green man is supposed to lead its captor to a pot of gold in order to gain its freedom.
So‚Ä¶given that there’s a pot of gold at stake, how would you catch a leprechaun?
Cherrydale Primary students have lots of ideas about how to accomplish the catch‚Äîbait the trap with green mushrooms, perhaps. Dozens of ideas about the best ways to lure this lilliputian creature to the trap have been written on green shamrocks and posted to the bulletin board outside the main office. Signs of his presence in the form of gold button jackets have been discovered around the building. Those are souvenirs that kids can keep.
Students based their search on photos of the Leprechaun that’s been spotted around the school grounds. Students’ solutions have been written and displayed for all to read.
One youngster even figured out where the leprechaun lives!
Wearing black pants, a bright green jacket, black brogans and an orange cap, the less-than-a-foot-tall member of the Green Race was observed by a group of teachers as they peered inside the enticing trap that’s located outside the school library.
On March 17, the leprechaun just might make an appearance at school. Whether it is caught is another matter.
Nevertheless, after the event, all the students’ suggestions about leprechaun trapping will be assembled into a guidebook for future leprechaun hunters.
Everyone’s in on the hunt‚Äîeven school principal Dr. Deva Ward. She was seen on March 13 spreading some tempting looking gold-covered chocolate coins as bait.