A local Catholic school is making a point to teach students about Pope John Paul II. Tina Brooks' third grade class at Charlottesville Catholic School has been learning about the life and legacy of our late pope.
Apart from discussions, the students made a time line of the Holy Father in different stages of his life, and also marked all the places on a map that the pontiff had visited.
They also drew pictures and read poems.
The kids learned a lot over the past several days, saying "I've learned that I bet it was really hard to forgive the man that tried to kill him" and "I've learned that his mother died when he was 9, I've learned that he could speak a lot of languages".
Many students also believe that even though it's sad that the pope is gone, they believe he's better off because he's in heaven.