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St. George's National School, Balbriggan Co. Dublin

The Yellow Flag

We were delighted to have renewed our Yellow Flag last year.

We celebrated our diversity during Intercultural Week, starting on the 21st of  May.  All the children focused on celebrating different cultures.  On the Wednesday the Yellow Flag Committee served up delicious food from around the world.  Children dressed in their traditional clothes.  We also had a chance to do some African Drumming.  Here is a short video to show some of the highlights of the week. 

 

Here are the pupils on our new Yellow Flag Diversity Committee

 

The parents on the committee are Mrs. Bujor and Mrs. Alameen

 

From the Yellow Flag Programme website...

“The Yellow Flag Programme provides a practical series of 8 steps that brings issues of interculturalism, equality and diversity into the whole-school programme and allows schools to apply them to the day to day running of the school. It works with students, staff, management, parents and wider community groups so that issues of diversity and equality are not merely seen as “school subjects” but can be understood and taken outside the school setting into everyone’s personal lives. In parallel with the Green Schools, the Yellow Flag Diversity in Schools is both a practical programme and an award scheme, therefore; on completing these steps, and being assessed externally, the school is awarded its “Yellow Flag” in recognition of its work in promoting diversity & inclusion. The award is publicised locally, and the school can fly its flag with pride and use the logo on its official correspondence.”

 

We are lucky to have over 40 languages spoken by our school community.

 

Our Yellow Flag Notice Board

 

Here are some pictures from the Exhibition Room and the Coffee Mornings.