10 New schools join the Yellow Flag Programme

We are delighted to have ten new schools beginning work on the 8 steps of the Yellow Flag programme in this academic year. They include 4 secondary schools and 6 primary. This brings to 69 schools involved in the programme! They include

  1. Castleknock Community College, Castleknock D15
  2. Ballinteer Community School, Ballinteer D16
  3. St Joseph's Secondary School Rush, Co Dublin
  4. Dominican College, Wicklow Town
  5. St Patrick's Senior National School, Skerries Co Dublin
  6. St Damian's NS Perrystown Dublin 12
  7. Griffith Barracks Multi-Denominational school Dublin 8
  8. Our Lady of Lourdes NS Inchicore D8
  9. St Oliver Plunketts NS, Navan Co Meath
  10. St Patrick's NS Wicklow Town

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The Yellow Flag Programme must be supported in becoming a national programme. It must be mainstreamed. From there, it will have the capacity to do for diversity what another marvellous programme, the Green Schools/Green Flag Programme, has achieved for environmental awareness among the huge constituency of children, parents, teachers, and communities which it reaches out to so effectively across the State

Michael D Higgins, 25th of May 2011